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Auction Closes At: 11:00:00 05/17/2019
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 526. Tsimshian Shamans Soulcatcher
Estimate: $2,000-$3,000
Current High Bid: $4,500.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $4,500.00

Category: Ethnographic and Tribal Art
Sub Category: Native American (North America and Eskimo)
Culture or Country: Northwest coast.
Period: Ca. Late 19th century.
Size: 5L. (12.7cm)

Description: Beautifully relief carved bears femur bone depicting a stylized land-otter, which was the source of all shamanic power, and represented the ability to shift shapes and have the ability to travel between different realms. A soulcatcher is an amulet of the Pacific Northwest coast of British Columbia and Alaska. It is believed that all soulcatchers were made by the Tsimshian tribe, and traded to other tribes. Soulcatchers were constructed from a tube of bear femur, and carved on one or both sides. Bears had powerful shamanic connotations among people of the Northwest coast. This type of amulet was usually worn as a necklace. Overall mellow yellow-tan surface patina. Intact, exc. cond. A beautiful example. Custom hardwood base.
Provenance: Margaret Van Brunt Rymar Estate, NM. Acquired prior to 1975.
Shipping Fee:
National: $25.00
International: $100.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Tsimshian Shamans Soulcatcher

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. Solo $4,500.00 1 4/30/2019 4:10:25 PM
2. Weil $4,250.00 1 5/17/2019 10:49:15 AM
3. Weil $4,000.00 1 5/17/2019 10:48:12 AM
4. rmfineart $2,600.00 1 5/7/2019 4:43:50 PM
5. rmfineart $2,500.00 1 5/7/2019 3:43:38 PM

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