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Object #25.0/231
Object nameFrontlet
Culture of OriginBella Coola
MaterialsWood, Paint, Blue, Red, Abalone
TechniquesCarved, Painted, Inlaid
Exhibit LabelThese carved frontlets were attached to regal headdresses and use in the Nuxalk Sisaok ceremony, comparable to the Kwakwaka'wakw Tlasula. The whale has a beak-like ridge extending down the center of its face and a human face in its upturned tail.
DimensionsH: 7.2 in, W: 6.2 in, D: 5.5 in
SourceMrs. Anne Gerber
CreditSidney Gerber Collection, Gift of Anne Gerber


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