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An exceptional frontlet depicting an avian figure framed by numerous humanoid faces | Donald Ellis Gallery
An exceptional frontlet carved with an image between bird and human being | Donald Ellis Gallery

Headdress Frontlet

Tsimshian
Northern British Columbia

ca. 1840-60

wood, paint, abalone shell

height: 7 ½"

Inventory # N4197

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


Provenance

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

Published

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