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Donor Name:
James G. Swan  Search this
Collector:
James G. Swan  Search this
Diameter:
5.71cm
Width:
3cm
3.17cm
3.4cm
Culture:
Haida  Search this
Object Type:
Bracelet
Place:
Laskeek (Tanu), Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) / Louise Island, British Columbia, Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1876
Collection Date:
1875
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
The original Anthropology catalogue ledger book identifies E20251 as one pair of silver bracelets made by Geneskelos. However, at least since 1888 there appear to have been 3 bracelets with catalogue number E20251: E20251-0 (20251A) a bear design bracelet; E20251-1 (20251B) a bear design bracelet decorated in a different style than E20251-0; E20251-2 (20251C) an eagle or thunderbird design bracelet decorated in the same style as E20251-0. Per Robin K. Wright and Kathryn B. Bunn-Marcuse, E20251-0 and E20251-2 appear to have been made by Geneskelos. Wright and Bunn-Marcuse doubt that Geneskelos made E20251-1. E20251-0 is Fig. 39, E20251-1 is Fig. 41 and E20251-2 is Fig. 40, all on p. 68 of Bunn-Marcuse, Kathryn B. 2007. Precious Metals: silver and gold bracelets from the Northwest Coast. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Washington, 2007.
Record Last Modified:
4 Mar 2015
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
004669
USNM Number:
E20251-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8355571