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Object Number:31-29-6
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Hide
Pigment
Bear Claw
Width: 5.7 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Outside Diameter:17.5 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1931
Other Number:11-31 - Field No SF

Description

Shaman's bear claw crown or headdress. Seven bear claws are affixed to a band of animal hide. The claws are attached in such a way that they curve upward. The hide band is painted with what is likely the face of a bear, as indicated by stylistically typical ears, eyes, and claws. Colors used are red, black, and blue.

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