Date: 19th century
Geography: British Columbia, Canada
Culture: Native American (Masseth or Haida)
Dimensions: W. 7 x L. 25.4cm (2 3/4 x 10in.)
Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number: 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.