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Hair Ornament

Object Number:NA5704
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Abalone Shell
Length: 12.6 cm
Width: 5.8 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedtion to the Northwest Coast, Louis Shotridge, 1917


Iron hair ornament that attaches to a young girl's hair braid. V-shaped with a deep notch in the center. Both arms have three longitudinal ridges and terminate in a spiral with a shell disc inlaid at the center of the spiral. The lower edge of each arm is somewhat thinned and the entire ornament bears similarities to Northwest Coast dagger pommels.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Raven\'s Journey: The World of Alaska\'s Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Barsness, Kristin J., and Kaplan, Susan A. 1986. Raven's Journey.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 191, fig. 214View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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