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Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Aboriginal Shaman Doll)
Date (Execution) : n.d.
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Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Leather; fur; metal; wood; glue; pigment; thread; textile
Support / Technique : Carved; cut; sewn; forged; molded; assembled; painted; glued; stitched
Object Type : dolls (figurines)
Visual Description : Aboriginal female wooden shaman's doll dressed in leather, fur, and metal costume. The doll has a wooden moose head staff, a metal antler head piece, and a leather and metal shield that are all removable. The front of the shield has painted black linear designs on it. Some of these designs resemble people in appearance. Some of the metal sections of the costume are in the shape of birds, feathers, and other animals. The carved facial features of the doll have been accented with black and red pigment. The doll, mounted to a square untreated wooden base, is white, light blue, brown, light yellow, and dark blue in colour.
Accession # : U001.11.384
Width (cm) : 30.00
Height (cm) : 42.00
Depth (cm) : 6.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of the Estate of Michael C. Williams
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