Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8808021

Category: Headdress

Region: Northwest Coast

Tribe: Tlingit

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Maple wood; paint; abalone shell; baleen; felt; sea lion whiskers; feathers; ermine.

Description: Man's dancing headdress with frontlet carved as a seated beaver; painted frontlet containing abalone shells along feet, tail and teeth. Frontlet attached to baleen frame supporting a felt cap, sea lion whiskers and 13 ermine pelts. Inside the frontlet is James Hooper's inventory number written in white ink, H.1469. Additional collection information (written in white ink below Hooper's inventory number): Haida, Q.C.I., Hooper Coll., #135.

Dimensions: Height (frontlet) 7.25 inches 18.5 cm.


Mr. Hyde, Clapham, London, 1934
James Hooper Collection, #1469
Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Christie's Auction Catalogue, Christie's, New York, London, Lot #201, November 9, 1976
Penny, David W. and George C. Longfish, Native American Art, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Detroit, 1994, pp 225
Phelps, Steven, Art and Artefacts of the Pacific, Africa and Americas - The James Hooper Collection, Hutchinson, London, 1976, Plate IV

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Steven Clay Brown 2004

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