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Raven Rattle

Northern British Columbia

ca. 1840

wood, paint

width: 13"

Inventory # N4375


acquired by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON


Collection of Marie-Ange Ciolkowska (1898-1992), Paris, France
Loudmer, Paris, France, June 28, 1989, Lot 236
Private collection, Paris, France


Holm, Bill and Reid, Bill. Indian Art of the Northwest Coast: A Dialogue on Craftsmanship and Aesthetics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1975, for an early raven rattle identified as likely Tlingit, formerly in the Menil collection, Houston, TX, pgs. pl. 77, pgs. 192-193

Coe, Ralph T., Brydon, Sherry, Vincent, Gilbert T. (eds.) Art of the North American Indians: The Thaw Collection. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000, pg. 359, pl. T174, for a classic Tsimshian raven rattle now in the collection of the New York State Historical Association

Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, New York, NY – See: Bernstein, Bruce and McMaster,
Gerald (eds). First American Art: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection of American Indian Art. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004, No. 49, for a raven rattle now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York