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Clan Hat with Wolf Head

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Cedar, pigment, shell
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DATES 1868-1901
DIMENSIONS 10 5/8 x 15 9/16 in. (27 x 39.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER X378a-b
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Haida (Native American). Clan Hat with Wolf Head, 1868-1901. Cedar, pigment, shell, 10 5/8 x 15 9/16 in. (27 x 39.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X378a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X378a-b_acetate_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, X378a-b_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This is a conical type wooden hat with a separate piece of a sculpted man wearing a status hat inserted into the front. The figure has an open mouth with white teeth. The underside of the "hat" is actually not hollowed out so it could not be worn down over the head but it could have been perched on top or only used as a sculptural piece.
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