Rattle

Rattle

Reproduction. Carved eagle rattle. Natural maple wood. Eagle is in flight -- wings spread. Center back has a carved human face, mouth open, full teeth. Wing tops - feathers and wing bars carved; tail is plain, uncarved. Rattle has a metal ring screwed into the end of the handle. Eagle's face is fully carved; beak is closed. Belly has carved face - possibly a mosquito with his stinger curved around into a hook.
  • Object: Rattle
  • Artist: Unknown
  • Circa: 1980's
  • Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 3 1/4 "
  • Culture Area: Northwest Coast
  • Cultural Group: Tlingit Style
  • Cultural Context: -
  • Donor: Balaam, Melinda
  • Catalog #: 97.007