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Elegant Nuxalk headdress frontlet likely in the form of a bear - Donald Ellis Gallery
Three-quarter view of a superb headdress frontlet carved with the image of a bear - Donald Ellis Gallery

Headdress Frontlet

Central Coast, British Columbia

ca. 1870

wood, paint, glass mirror

height: 8 ⅝"

Inventory # N4171

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Collected by the eminent ethnographer and folklorist Marius Barbeau between 1946 and 1949, then by descent to Barbeau’s son-in-law, the artist Arthur Price.

Related Examples

​Haberland, Wolfgang. Donnervogel und Raubwal: Die indianische Kunst der Nordwestkuste Nordamerikas. Hamburg: Hamburgisches Museum fur Volkerkunde und Christians Verlag, 1979, pg. 101

Hawthorn, Audrey. Art of The Kwakiutl Indians and Other Northwest Coast Tribes.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1967, pg. 219