Frontlet headdress with eagle and frog designs

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Culture/People
Haida [Kasaan]
Collector
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945
Previous owner
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945
Seller
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945
Object Name
Frontlet headdress with eagle and frog designs
Media/Materials
Wood, baleen, abalone/haliotis shell, burlap, ermine skin/fur, wool cloth, cotton cloth, sea lion whiskers, paint
Techniques
Carved, inlaid, sewn, stitched, painted
Dimensions
109 x 23 x 37 cm
Object Type
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place
Prince of Wales Island; Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago
Alexander Archipelago
Island Name
Prince of Wales Island
Date created
circa 1850
Collection History
Collected by Lieutenant George T. Emmons (1852-1945, US Navy 1881-1899) at an unknown date; purchased by MAI from George T. Emmons in 1921.
Catalog Number
10/4581
Barcode
104581.000
See related items
Haida [Kasaan]
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
On View
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Headdresses
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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