Tsimshian shaman’s rattle

This rattle was used in a healing ceremony by the Tsimshian.

Tsimshian, shaman’s rattle, c. 1750–80, birch, bone, hair, pigment, and metal pins, made in British Columbia, Canada, 35.6 x 22.9 x 11.4 cm on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Charles and Valerie Diker Collection); speaker: Gaylord Torrence, Fred and Virginia Merrill Senior Curator of American Indian Art, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Cite this page as: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Tsimshian shaman’s rattle," in Smarthistory, March 8, 2021, accessed June 22, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/tsimshian-shamans-rattle/.