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Hair Ornament

Arts of the Americas

CULTURE Native Alaskan
MEDIUM Ivory, ink
  • Place Made: Alaska, United States
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 10 1/2 x 1/2 x 3/8 in. or (27.0 x 1.0 cm)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Hair ornament of one long flat piece of ivory joined to a smaller pointed piece by three carved ivory lugs. The longer piece has engravings of fish, a duck, and an abstracted arm with a head and an abstracted bird-like eye. The short piece is actually shaped like a bird beak and has a slit for the mouth and an eye. Condition: good.
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