NA-3927 - A FINE &
RARE NORTHWEST COAST POLYCHROME SHAMANISTIC RATTLE,
COAST OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, 19th CENTURY.
This finely carved
and painted rattle, with multiple geometric designs and excellent native and
trade pigments, is probably from the Heiltsuk or Bella Bella Tribe
on the Central Coast of British Columbia. The design is unique among rattles, both in form and in size, and dates to the 19th Century.
The former owner of this piece, Harmer Johnson, was the author of "Guide to the Arts of the Americas",
which deals with both Native American and Pre-Columbian Art.
Height: 7 inches (17.8 cm.)
Unknown Heiltsuk artist of the 19th Century.
Wood, Native and trade pigments
CircaLast quarter of the 19th Century.
The Harmer Johnson Collection of American Indian Art. Mr. Johnson was a noted author and an appraiser of ethnographic art. .
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