• Culture/People:

    Chilkat Tlingit

  • Object name:

    Covered chest with design representing Gonakadet, the guardian of wealth

  • Native term:

    lákt

  • Date created:

    1790-1820

  • Place:

    Klukwan; Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood, sea snail (turban snail) opercula, paint

  • Techniques:

    Carved, painted, inlaid

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected by Lieutenant George T. Emmons (1852-1945, US Navy 1881-1899); purchased by MAI in 1920.

  • Dimensions:

    80.5 x 51 x 52.5 cm

  • Catalog number:

    9/8027

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