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Fighting dagger


Artist Unknown (Tlingit)


c. 1825-1830

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G259
Fighting dagger, Artist Unknown (Tlingit)
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Medium: Arms and Armor, Arms and Armor-Edged Weapon (Do Not Use) | Burly hardwood (probably maple), abalone, steel, leather
Size: 17 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 1 3/8 in. (45.09 x 7.3 x 3.49 cm)
Creation Place: North America, United States, Northwest Coast region, Southeast Alaska
Culture: Tlingit, North America, United States, Northwest Coast region
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Inscription and Stickeron leather wrap below back of bear's head, in black: [1/2505] on back on leather wrap, on sticker: [$(?)/ I-28]
Physical Description: long two-sided blade; handle wrapped with light-colored leather thong; top is carved in the form of a bear's head, baring its teeth; abalone inlay eyes
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Robert J. Ulrich Works of Art Purchase Fund
Accession Number: 2007.101
Added to Site: March 1, 2009