Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • plaque, late 1800s–1897
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • catlinite, incising
  • Object Height/Width: 13.5 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 5/16 x 6 1/2 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1287

The rectangular plaque of catlinite has a small hole at the top for hanging. The front depicts two birds, possibly loons or geese, facing each other among some grasses. The back side has a checkerboard-like pattern.