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Object Number:NA11740
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: United States of America
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Spruce Root
Ermine Fur
Length: 31 cm
Outside Diameter:34 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1926
Other Number:113 - Other Number


Ceremonial hat representing the "Frog" crest. Carved from one piece of maple wood with a frog design over a conical hat base. Painted green, black, and red with white around the eyes. Ornamented with copper eyebrows, lips, feet, and hands and brass tacks along the sides and back. Blue abalone shell inlay is used for the eyes, teeth, and along two spots on the rear. Top-stock of four spruce root basketry rings painted green with an ermine pelt attached to the top ring. The basketry rings are attached to one another and to the hat with leather straps.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Memory Keepers: Why Objects Matter (28 Mar 2019 - Mar 2020) View Objects in Exhibition
Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010) View Objects in Exhibition
Artifacts in Bloom (Flower arrangements inspired by ancient artifacts) (24 Oct 1997 - 26 Oct 1997) View Objects in Exhibition
Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014) 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. 184, fig. 198View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Maurer, Evan M. 1977. The Native American Heritage: A Survey of North American Indian Art.. Chicago, IL. The Art Institute of Chicago. pg. 351 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 307/Fig 482View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] 1972. American Indian Art: Form and Tradition.. New York. E.P. Dutton and Co., Inc. pg. 154 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 131/Cat No 433View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Shotridge, Louis V. 1928. "The Emblems of the Tlingit Culture". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 19. no. 4. pg. 350-377 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 368-369View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Wyatt, Victoria. 1984. Shapes of Their Thoughts: Reflections of Culture Contact in Northwest Coast Indian Art.. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma. pg. 80 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 29, fig. 10View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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