Rattle of a ‘medicine man’ or Chief, North America, 1801-1900

Made:
1801-1900 in North America and North America and Canada
maker:
Tsimshian people

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Shaman's Rattle. Full view, graduated matt black perspex background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Shaman's Rattle. Detail of figure. Graduated matt black perspex background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rattle of a ‘medicine man’ or Chief, North America, 1801-1900
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rattle of a ‘medicine man’ or Chief, North America, 1801-1900
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Carved wooden rattle, in the form of a raven, used by a Shaman, Haida or Tsimshian, North American

Carved wooden rattle, in the form of a raven, used by a Shaman, of either the Haida or Tsimshian people, North American, c. 1801-1900

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A12180
type:
shamanic device
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • sound device
  • idiophone
  • struck idiophone

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