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A chief’s headdress frontlet carved in a complex transformational image | Donald Ellis Gallery
Profile view of a carved and painted chief’s frontlet with abalone shell inlay | Donald Ellis Gallery

Chief's Frontlet

Haisla or Heiltsuk
Central Coast British Columbia

ca. 1840-60

wood, paint, abalone shell

height: 8 ¼"
width: 7 ⅞"

Inventory # N4130

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acquired by The Audain Art Museum, Whistler, BC


RELATED EXAMPLE

Haberland, Wolfgang. Donnervogel und Raubwal: Die indianische Kunst der Nordwestküste Nordamerikas. Hamburg: Hamburgisches Museum für Völkerkunde und Christians Verlag, 1979, pg. 101