Carved Shaman's Staff Representing Raven (Taske)
Arts of the Americas
Length of staff: 57 1/4 in. (145.4 cm)
Head of staff: 2 3/4 x 2 (7 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1905, Museum Collection Fund
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Haida. Carved Shaman's Staff Representing Raven (Taske), 1868-1900. Wood, pigment, Length of staff: 57 1/4 in. (145.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1905, Museum Collection Fund, 05.588.7308. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.588.7308_acetate_bw.jpg)
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The exact use of this staff is unknown. It was possibly used as a shaman's curing staff. It depicts a raven with a long beak and flattened wings along the side. (Photograph does not show the body or the long staff itself). Most of the greenish paint has come off.
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