Canada Goose Head - ROM2005_5452_1

ROM2005_5452_1

Canada Goose Head

Maker: Eastern Cree
Medium:Goose head, beads, wool cord
Geography: Waskaganish (Rupert's House), Quebec, Canada
Date: c. 1964
Dimensions:
11.5 x 23 x 4.5 cm
Object number: 964.140.24
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionThe head from the first goose killed by a young hunter is dried, stuffed with grass, and decorated with wool and beads. The head is then kept by the hunter as a charm that shows respect and pleases the animal’s spirit. The hunter in turn gains magical power that is intrinsic to the head.
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