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Xochiquetzal

1250-1521 This is a terracotta deity figure representing the Aztec goddess Xochiquetzal. Xochiquetzal is a goddess of flowers, youth and love. She is depicted here wearing ear spools and a headdress. The figure was created by an Aztec maker in Mexico between 1250 a

Rattle

19th Century This is a wooden rattle carved to represent a raven with a human figure lying on its back. It also depicts the body of a frog emerging from the head of a hawk. The wood has been stained with red, black and green pigments. It was created by a Tlingit maker

Dish

19th Century This is a cedarwood offering dish carved in the form of a bird. On its tail is the representation of a human face. The dish was used at a potlatch feast, to pass fish or seal oil between guests. It was created by a Haida maker in Canada during the ninetee

Club

19th Century This is a flat tapered club made of animal bone. Both sides of the club have been decorated with an incised design of black lines which includes a stylised face. The club was created by an unrecorded Nootka maker on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Can

Charm

19th Century This is a piece of ivory labelled as a 'shaman's rattle'. It is formed of three sections joined by a leather thong. One part is engraved with a design of fish, another with a human figure and animal heads and the third part is made from the canine tooth o

Pistol Case

19th Century This is a pistol case made of soft leather and embroidered with floral quillwork patterns. The side seams are also oversewn with quills. The quills used for this decorative embroidery are porcupine quills. The case was created by an unrecorded Sioux maker

Bag

19th Century This is a leather bag decorated using porcupine quills, glass beads, wool and string. It has red, white and black geometric designs on the front and an inner pouch. It was created by an unrecorded Cree maker in the Plains region of North America during th

Pipe

19th Century This is a carved tobacco pipe made of walrus ivory. It is made in two parts which have been rivetted together. The pipe has been decorated with a relief of animal figures and has a check pattern around the bowl. It was created by an Inuit maker in Alaska

Engraved Bone

19th Century This is a thin plate of bone carved into a curved boomerang shape and engraved with figures of reindeer hunters, eagles and a dog on one side. The engraved design includes a man and woman copulating and a woman holding branches. It was created by an Inuit

Animal Figure; Polar Bear

19th Century This is a carving of a polar bear in walrus ivory. It was created by an Inuit maker in Alaska during the nineteenth century. The bear has been decorated with three lines of black dots along its back and has a hole bored through the base of its neck.

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