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Chilkat Chieftan (Indian Carvings reverse)

1972
Designed by John Edward Svenson (American, born in 1923), Struck by Medallic Art Company (1900–1990), Distributed by Society of Medalists (founded in 1930)


Mint: New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

SOM Issue 86

Dimensions

Overall: Diam: 7.3 x 0.3 cm (2 7/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1989.561

Medium or Technique

Patinated bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Medals

Obv: A Chilkat chieftain in ceremonial headdress / CHILKAT /SVENSON 72 ©
Rev: Housepost from Klukwan, Alaska, depicting the strong boy legend and framed by two masks with a dance blanket in the background / TLINGIT INDIANS / ALASKA
Edge: THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 86TH ISSUE - OCTOBER 1972 JOHN E. SVENSON. SC © / MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

Provenance

Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems