Clan Hat with Wolf Head
Arts of the Americas
Cedar, pigment, shell
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Brooklyn Museum Collection
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Haida. Clan Hat with Wolf Head, 1868-1901. Cedar, pigment, shell, 10 5/8 x 15 9/16 in. (27 x 39.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X378a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X378a-b_acetate_bw.jpg)
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This is a conical type wooden hat with a separate piece of a sculpted man wearing a status hat inserted into the front. The figure has an open mouth with white teeth. The underside of the "hat" is actually not hollowed out so it could not be worn down over the head but it could have been perched on top or only used as a sculptural piece.
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