Charm - ROM2005_5594_1

ROM2005_5594_1

Charm

Maker: Plains Anishinaabeg (Ojibwa)
Medium:Carved and painted elk horn
Geography: Yellow Quill Trail, Manitoba, Canada
Date: c. 1870
Dimensions:
18 × 3 cm
Object number: HK956
Credit Line: Edmund Morris Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
Description

Figure used by a medicine man to cast a spell on another according to Sitting White Eagle, a Plains Ojibwa medicine man.

Found by French settler underground in a box made without nails along the Yellow Quill Trail, possibly 1879.

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