2013.18.1: Shaman's Staff, c. 1935

Additional Images

2013.18.1: Shaman's Staff.
Image No. 3568 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Carved cedar ceremonial Shaman's staff consisting of a rounded loop handle and a long thin slat. Along the length of the staff is a carving of a canoe and sea snake. A nail has been used to hold the head of the sea snake in place. ‘1935’ is carved into the back surface of the staff.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2013.18.1
Collection: Ethnography
Date: c. 1935

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 85.7 cm
  • Height: 11.5 cm
  • Width: 4 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • steel,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail