Armadillo

Armadillo

before 1921

Pottery

Overall: 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Gift of W. A. Price 1921.1557

Location

Description

Rattles that combine ravens, humans, and frogs are among the best known but least understood of the Northwest Coast object types. They clearly have mythic import and may have originated as shamans’ implements. But historically chiefs used them during secular parts of winter dances.

See also
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Pottery
Credit line: 
Gift of W. A. Price

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