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Shaman's Headdress

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1860

bear hide and fur, abalone shell, wood, horsehair, buffalo hide ties, cotton twine
9 ½" × 20 ¼"

Inventory # N4295

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PROVENANCE

Sotheby's, NY, May 21, 1991, lot 142
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp., Taylor Michigan
Splendid Heritage Collection (Warnock Cat. No.WC9105003), Palo Alto, CA

RELATED EXAMPLES

American Museum of Natural History, New York, Cat. No. 19/997 – See: Wardwell, Allen. Objects of Bright Pride: Northwest Coast Indian Art From the American Museum of Natural History. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1978, pg. 16

American Museum of Natural History, New York, Cat. No. E/2534 – See: Jonaitis, Aldona. From the Land of the Totem Poles. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1988, pg 23

Jonaitis, Aldona. From the Land of the Totem Poles. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1988, pg. 94 for an image taken in 1888 of a Tlingit shaman wearing a similarly styled headdress

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