Rattle in shape of a raven, carrying on its back a reclining figure with bent knees and extended tongue; human figure is joined by his tongue to a frog, which is held in the beak of a kingfisher bird, whose head is depicted (without a body) and located closest to the handle of the rattle. The underside of the rattle (the raven's belly) has the abstracted features of a human face.

Raven Rattle

Tlingit people, Alaska, Northwest Coast, Native American

1875 - 1900