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Frontlet depicting an avian figure framed by numerous humanoid faces - Donald Ellis Gallery
Exceptional headdress frontlet carved with avian and human forms - Donald Ellis Gallery

Headdress Frontlet

Northern British Columbia

ca. 1840-60

wood, paint, abalone shell

height: 7 ½"

Inventory # N4197


acquired by the Elspeth McConnell Collection, now at the Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, BC


Paul Rabut, Westport, CT, 1980’s
Estate of George Terasaki, New York, NY


Brown, Steven C. Transfigurations: North Pacific Coast Art, George Terasaki, Collector. Seattle: Marquand Books, 2006, plate 14

Related Examples

Evrard, Marcel (et al.) Masterpieces of Indian and Eskimo Art From Canada. Paris: Societe des Amis du Musee de l’Homme, 1969, plates 110 and 112

Wardwell, Allen. Objects of Bright Pride: Northwest Coast Indian Art From the American Museum of Natural History. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1978, pg. 65