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Object #25.0/231
Object nameFrontlet
Culture of OriginBella Coola
MaterialsWood, Paint, Blue, Red, Abalone
TechniquesCarved, Painted, Inlaid
DimensionsH: 7.2 in, W: 6.2 in, D: 5.5 in
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.
SourceMrs. Anne Gerber
CreditSidney Gerber Collection, Gift of Anne Gerber

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