Rattle

Date: 19th century

Geography: British Columbia, Canada

Culture: Native American (Masseth or Haida)

Medium: Wood

Dimensions: W. 7 x L. 25.4cm (2 3/4 x 10in.)

Classification: Idiophone-Shaken-rattle

Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889

Accession Number: 89.4.647

Description

This raven rattle depicts a perched bird with wings outstretched toward its front. This is an unusual representation of the raven on a rattle and more typical of the way it would be depicted on a memorial (or totem) pole.

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