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A fine headdress frontlet with a central avian face and abalone shell inlay | Donald Ellis Gallery

Frontlet

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1840

wood, paint and abalone shell

height: 6 ½"

Inventory # N3868

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Provenance

Michael Johnson, Seattle, WA
The Philip and Beatrice Gersh collection,  Los Angeles, CA

Exhibited

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 21 to October 20, 1985

Related Examples

Brown, Steven C. The Spirit Within. New York: Rizzoli, 1995, pgs. 158-159, pl. 58