Location: On Display in the Native American Voices

From: United States of America | Alaska | Sitka

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA11740
Current Location Native American Voices - On Display
Culture Tlingit
Provenience United States of America | Alaska | Sitka
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Spruce Root | Shell | Copper | Brass | Abalone | Ermine Fur | Hide | Pigment
Iconography Frog

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.

Length 31 cm
Outside Diameter 34 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1926
Other Number 113 - Other Number

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