Rattle, 19th century
Vancouver Island, Canada; Masseth or Haida
Wood, pigment; Overall: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.647)
This raven rattle depicts a perched bird with wings outstretched toward its front. This is an unusual representation of the raven on a rattle and more typical of the way it would be depicted on a memorial (or totem) pole.