Man's Ceremonial Dance Headdress
Arts of the Americas
Magpie feather, red-shafted flicker quills, goose quills, clamshell beads, glass beads, cotton cord, plant fiber twine, willow rod
late 19th century
12 x 7 x 8 1/2 in. (30.5 x 17.8 x 21.6 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund
This headdress was worn perpendicularly at the back of the head, not vertically on the crown, as is common with Native American headdresses of very similar style worn by the Yokuts of Central California. In general structure it resembles Pomo headdresses.
Supplementary files: "Dance headress for a man; brown straight feathers rise out of a ruff of soft feathers. A quill pendant hangs from the front of the ruff. Condition: good."
This item is not on view
Billy Preacher (Maidu). Man's Ceremonial Dance Headdress, late 19th century. Magpie feather, red-shafted flicker quills, goose quills, clamshell beads, glass beads, cotton cord, plant fiber twine, willow rod, 12 x 7 x 8 1/2 in. (30.5 x 17.8 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund, 08.491.8693. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 08.491.8693.jpg)
overall, 08.491.8693.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact email@example.com
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.