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Carved and painted headdress frontlet with shell inlay and human figure - Donald Ellis Gallery


Northern British Columbia

ca. 1850-60

wood, abalone shell, paint

height: 7 ⅛"
width: 3 ¾"

Inventory # N1805



Inscribed on reverse "Coll. E.H. Verney, Claydon House, 1862, on the N.W.C."
Adelaide DeMenil, New York, NY
Sotheby's, New York, Dec. 2, 1998, lot 436


Form and Freedom, Holm and Reid, Seattle, 1975, pgs. 170, 171

La Rime et la Raison, Paris, 1984, pg. 339, No. 187

El Ojo Del Totem, Madrid, 1988, No. 9/15


Institute of the Arts, Rice University, Houston, "Form and Freedom", October 23, 1975-January 25, 1976

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, March 27-May 30, 1976

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, July 23-August 22, 1976

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, September 14-October 7, 1976

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, January 15-March 13, 1977

Seattle Art Museum, May 11-June 26, 1977

M.H De Young Museum, San Francisco, March 25-May 25, 1978

The St. Louis Art Museum, October 19-December 31, 1978

Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, "La rime et la raison, Les collections Menil (Houston-New York) April 17-July 30 1984

Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid, "El Ojo Del Totem, Arte Y Cultura de los Indios del Noroeste de America", April-May, 1988

Museu Etnologic, Barcelona, June-July, 1988