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An early Tlingit headdress with ermine tails, felt, baleen and sea lion whiskers | Donald Ellis Gallery

Headdress Frontlet

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1840

wood, abalone shells, pigments, hide, ermine tails, felt, baleen, sea lion whiskers

height: (plaque only) 7 ¼"

Inventory # CN4068

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acquired by The Audain Art Museum, Whistler, BC


Provenance

James Hopper Collection, London, England, Cat. no. 1469

Published

Art and Artefacts of the Pacific, Africa and the Americas: The James Hopper Collection, Phelps, 1976, Plate IV
Native American Art, Penney and Longfish, 1994, pg. 225