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Carved headdress frontlet with abalone shell inlay by Charles Edenshaw | Donald Ellis Gallery

Eagle Frontlet

Charles Edenshaw (Tahayghen or Da.a xiigang, 1839-1920)
Haida
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

ca. 1870

wood, abalone shell, paint

width: 6 ⅞"

Inventory # CN1654

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PROVENANCE

Adolph Sutro, San Francisco, CA
Proctor Stafford, Honolulu, HI

EXHIBITED 

Charles Edenshaw, Vancouver Art Gallery, October 26, 2013 to February 2, 2104
Charles Edenshaw, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, March 7, 2014 to May 25, 2014
Charles Edenshaw, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, June 28, 2014 to September 2, 2014

PUBLISHED

The World Is As Sharp As A Knife: An Anthology of Wilson Duff, "Will The Real Charles Edenshaw Please Stand Up", pg. 187, Fig. 30
Augaitis, Daina (et al). Charles Edenshaw. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2014, pg. 90, Fig. 78
Brasser, Ted. J. Native American Clothing: An Illustrated History. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2009, pg. 291
Donald Ellis Gallery Catalogue, 1997, pg. 1

RELATED EXAMPLE

The American Museum of Natural History, 16/241 for another example of a frontlet identified as having been made by Tahaygen