Artist Tlingit, Native American
  • Dagger and Sheath: Totem Handle
Date 20th century
Medium steel, moose skin, wood and brass
Dimensions Overall: 31 1/4 × 3 × 1 1/2 inches (79.4 × 7.6 × 3.8 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Frederick Stearns
Accession Number 99.5B24
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
Not On View
between 1871-1895, acquired by Frederick Stearns (1831-1907; Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1907-present, bequest to the Detroit Museum of Art (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Wardwell, Allen. Yakutat South Indian Art of the Northwest Coast. Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, 1964, p. 51, no. 114 (knife only, ill., handle "in the form of a seal," "Acquired from the Chilkat.")