Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC9105003

Category: Headdress

Region: Northwest Coast

Tribe: Tlingit

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Bear fur; abalone shell; wood; horeshair; native tanned buffalo hide laces; cotton twine.

Description: Headdress cut from bear hide to imitate bear ears. The hide is decorated on each side with five square plaques of abalone shell and a wood copper shield. Copper shields are painted black with white markings.

Dimensions: Height 9 inches 22.8 cm; Width 20.5 inches 52 cm.


Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Sotheby's Auction Catalogue, Sotheby's, New York, Sale 6181, Lot 142, May 21, 1991

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Steven Clay Brown 2005

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