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Sculptor:
Jimmie, T.  Search this
Unknown (Tlingit) (copy after)  Search this
Medium:
Carved cedar
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Totem pole
Sculptures-Copy
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Located Sitka National Historic Park 106 Metlakatla Street Visitor Center #14 Sitka Alaska 99835 Accession Number: SITK 5230
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Date:
1978
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Alaska survey, 1993.
Summary:
Possibly a Tlingit crest pole, this replica may also depict the Raven/Shark Legend. From top to bottom, the figures appear to be Raven, a shark or dogfish, a wolf or fox and a bear or stump. The story concerns Raven who fell in love with a woman from afar. After communicating through the woman's brother, Raven proposed marriage. Ashamed that her body did not match her beautiful face, she refused, until Raven convinced her that true beauty comes from within.
Topic:
Ethnic--Tlingit  Search this
Mythology--American Indian--Raven/Shark Legend  Search this
Animal--Fish--Dogfish  Search this
Animal--Fox  Search this
Animal--Wolf  Search this
Animal--Bear  Search this
Control number:
IAS AK000127
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_330574