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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.

Dimensions
Height: 7 inches (17.8 cm.)

Price
$7,500

Artist
Unknown Heiltsuk artist of the 19th Century.

Medium
Wood, Native and trade pigments

Condition
Excellent

CircaLast quarter of the 19th Century.

Provenance
The Harmer Johnson Collection of American Indian Art. Mr. Johnson was a noted author and an appraiser of ethnographic art. .

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