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WAR HELMET

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1840

wood, paint, human hair, abalone shell, hide ties, ermine pelts
width at base: 9 5/8”
depth (including the “prow”): 14 1/2”
height: 8 1/2"

Inventory # CN4149

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This exceptionally rare war helmet can be seen in an early photograph by Winter and Pond entitled “Takou Chief Lying in State, Alaska” now in the collection of the Alaska State Library (Cat. No. 87-2680).

Related Examples

Rickenbach, Judith. Tlingit: Alte Indianische Kunst Aus Alaska. Zurich: Museum Rietberg, 2001, pgs. 222, 225 - 228, 232-234, 237

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