Where does one find the greatest collection of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian sacred objects? The answer, unfortunately, is not in clan houses around Southeast Alaska, or even in local collections. Thanks to a generous donation by the Annenberg Foundation, one more piece has been returned home.
The formline carved and painted wood panel, which may have been part of a bentwood box, was one of two Native Alaskan pieces up for bid in December 2013 at a Paris auction house. Also for auction were 27 Hopi and Apache masks and sacred objects.