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An early Tlingit frontlet with abalone shell inlay and red, green and black pigment | Donald Ellis Gallery

Headdress Frontlet

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1840

wood, pigment, abalone shell

height: 7 ½"
width: 5 ¾"

Inventory # CN4055

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acquired by The Audain Art Museum, Whistler, BC


Provenance

Collected by George Heye at Kasaan, Alaska, in 1930
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, Cat. No. 19/6656, exchanged 1962
The Alan Reed Sawyer collection, Vancouver, British Columbia

Exhibited

“Primitive Art” April 12 to May 15, 1967, Second Anniversary Exhibition of Lakeview Center for the Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois

Published

Sawyer, “Primitive Art”, Lakeview Center for the Arts and Sciences, Peoria, 1967, pl. 12