Osage (Native American). <em>Split Horn Headdress</em>, late19th-early 20th century. Horn, horse hair, rooster feathers, hawk birdskin, hide, glass  beads, fur, silk, wool, cotton, sinew, 49 x 9 in.  (124.5 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund, 11.694.9050. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 11.694.9050.jpg)

Split Horn Headdress

Artist:Osage

Medium: Horn, horse hair, rooster feathers, hawk birdskin, hide, glass beads, fur, silk, wool, cotton, sinew

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Dates:late19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: 49 x 9 in. (124.5 x 22.9 cm)

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Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H17, 5E

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Accession Number: 11.694.9050

Image: 11.694.9050.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
The front of the headdress has a beaded headband in blue and white. From under the headband, trailing down the back is dyed red horse hair. Two long horns (beef horns) are on either side. A roach of bird skin and feathers is fastened to center of horsehair trailer. Four bands of dyed feathers are attached to a red wool trailer faced with cotton fabric that hangs down the back of the headdress. According to Sean Standing Bear 10/24/2000) the small concentric beaded circles on either side of the headdress are 'eyeballs.'

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