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Armadillo

before 1921
Overall: 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)
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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.
Armadillo

Armadillo

before 1921

Colombia

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