Rattle in the Shape of an Oystercatcher

possibly Tlingit
Northwest Coast


early to mid-20th century

Wood, rocks, paint and varnish

Overall: 18 1/16 × 6 in. (45.8 × 15.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Glover Street Hastings III



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Musical Instrument

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Northwest Coast

Not on view

Exhibition History

The Commanding Presence of Imagery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1989.


Possibly collected at Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, Seattle, Washington (old # J.15); collected by Glover Street Hastings III, West Newton, Massachusetts and Bridgeton, Maine, 1920's-1930's; bequeathed to his daughter, Carlena Hastings Redfield (1888-1981), 1949; bequeathed to present collection [under the terms of her father's will], 1981.

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