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Man's Ceremonial Dance Headdress

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Magpie feather, red-shafted flicker quills, goose quills, clamshell beads, glass beads, cotton cord, plant fiber twine, willow rod
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 12 x 7 x 8 1/2 in. (30.5 x 17.8 x 21.6 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 08.491.8693
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Billy Preacher (Maidu, Native American). Man's Ceremonial Dance Headdress, late 19th century. Magpie feather, red-shafted flicker quills, goose quills, clamshell beads, glass beads, cotton cord, plant fiber twine, willow rod, 12 x 7 x 8 1/2 in. (30.5 x 17.8 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund, 08.491.8693. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 08.491.8693.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 08.491.8693.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This headdress was worn perpendicularly at the back of the head, not vertically on the crown, as is common with Native American headdresses of very similar style worn by the Yokuts of Central California. In general structure it resembles Pomo headdresses. Supplementary files: "Dance headress for a man; brown straight feathers rise out of a ruff of soft feathers. A quill pendant hangs from the front of the ruff. Condition: good."
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Billy Preacher (Maidu, Native American). <em>Man's Ceremonial Dance Headdress</em>, late 19th century. Magpie feather, red-shafted flicker quills, goose quills, clamshell beads, glass beads, cotton cord, plant fiber twine, willow rod, 12 x 7 x 8 1/2 in. (30.5 x 17.8 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund, 08.491.8693. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 08.491.8693.jpg)

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