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A fine Tlingit headdress frontlet with rich red pigment and abalone shell inlay | Donald Ellis Gallery

Frontlet

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1860

wood, pigment, abalone shell

height: 6 ⅛"

Inventory # N3619

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Exhibited

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Symbol and Substance in American Indian Art”, February – May, 1984.

Published

"Pleasing the Spirits", Ewing, New York, Ghylen Press, 1982, pg. 118, pl. 63

RELATED EXAMPLE

Wardwell, Allen. Objects of Bright Pride: Northwest Coast Indian Art From the American Museum of Natural History. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1978, pg. 64, pl. 32