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Tlingit Copper Dagger

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
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Description

  • haliotis, copper
composed of a tapering blade, with expanding midrib in high relief, and projecting tang, set into a hide wrapped wood grip, the pommel in the form of a voracious sea creature, with thick lips, jagged teeth, flaring nostrils, and pointed oval eye rims inset with plaques of brilliant abalone; fine aged patina overall. 

Provenance

Collection of Herbert G. Wellington

Literature

Pleasing the Spirits, Douglas C. Ewing, New York, 1982, p. 154-155 (detail), pl. 128, illustrated

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