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Shaman Figure

Artist
Simeon Stilthda, Haida, c.1800–1889@Culture
Artist Culture
Haida
Previous attribution
Gwaytihl
Charles Edenshaw
Date
1830–80
Material
Alder or cedar with pigment
Place made
British Columbia, Northwest Coast, Canada, North and Central America
Classification
Wood
Current Location
On View, Gallery 326
Dimensions
22 x 9 x 7 1/2 in. (55.9 x 22.9 x 19.1 cm)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Rights
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Object Number
132:1976
c.1900
Private Collection, OR, USA

- 1976
Paul Kalicki, Madison, IL, by inheritance [1]

1976 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from Paul Kalicki [2]


Notes:
[1] Saint Louis Art Museum curator Lee A. Parsons describes the provenance. In a letter dated February 15, 1977, to Elizabeth Carmichael at the British Museum in London, Parsons notes that a local man's grandmother acquired the shaman figure in Oregon. The grandmother "brought it to Illinois 75 years ago," as Parson describes in a letter dated March 22, 1977, to Bill Holm at the Burke Museum in Seattle. [SLAM document files].

[2] Minutes of the Acquisitions Committee of the Board of Trustees, Saint Louis Art Museum, December 16, 1976.
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