From: United States of America | Alaska | Wrangell

Curatorial Section: American

View All (6) Object Images

Object Number NA9471
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience United States of America | Alaska | Wrangell
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Pigment | Abalone | Hide

Wooden carving of a wolf head said to have originally been a war canoe prow and was cut away in an emergency to be used as a standard in a battle (LS). The head is painted white, black, gold, red, and green with abalone shell inlay for the eyes. Gold paint is used for the lips and nostrils. Most of the teeth are carved but one incisor remains and is made from a piece of worked bone shaped to look like a tooth (per Dr. Kate Moore). The underside has a hide flap with hide straps to attach the helmet to the wearer's head.

Height 22 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Length 42 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Width 16 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1924
Other Number C.S. 612 - Other Number

Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.