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Body carved in shape of raven from two hollowed-out pieces of hardwood, tied together at edges of wings with leather and cotton cord threaded through small tubular pieces of sea shell. Belly of raven carved with two faces; back carved with frog atop reclining humanoid figure and head of hawk...

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Arthur Graham Carey, Benson, VT; 1984, by inheritance to Roxanne Price Carey, Benson, VT; 1985, donated by Carey to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 23, 1985)

Credit Line

Gift of Graham Carey

Probably Haida people, 19th century

Object Place

British Columbia, Canada


Length 30 cm, width 8.2 cm (Length 11 13/16 in., width 3 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, pigment, leather, shells


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Idiophones