• Culture/People:

    probably Gitlakdamix Nisga'a (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Frontlet headdress

  • Date created:

    circa 1880

  • Place:

    Nass River; Kitladamax (Kitlakdamik, Kit-lagh-damoks, Gitlarhdamks, Menesk); Kitimat-Stikine Regional District; British Columbia; Canada

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood, cedar bark, cotton cloth, hide, ermine skin/fur, flicker feather/feathers (red-shafted flicker), abalone/haliotis shell, sea lion whiskers, paint

  • Techniques:

    Carved, painted, inlaid, sewn

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected by Lieutenant George T. Emmons (1852-1945, US Navy 1881-1899); purchased by George Heye in 1907.

  • Dimensions:

    137 x 40 x 40 cm

  • Catalog number:


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