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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 - October 20, 1985

PUBLISHED

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 2012, pl. 7

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