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Late 19th century Kwakiutl bear headdress with articulated eyes and

mouth, made from cedar, decorated with whiskers and skin, and

painted black and red. The face has articulated eyes painted black

which roll in their sockets. The muzzle is adorned with whiskers, the

 elongated articulated snout opens to reveal red lips and teeth. The

top is fit for two ears (missing), and covered with what may have

been bear skin to conceal the wearer's shoulders.

Circa 1860-1880

Said to have been in Curtis film or photo


Provenance: Nuytten Collection (3402)

Size in inches: 8 h x 9 w x 11 d



A rare 19th century Kwakiutl ceremonial articulated bear headdress, c1860-80

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    Uno Langmann Limited

    Fine Art & Antique Dealers

    2117 Granville Street | Vancouver, BC Canada | V6H 3E9

    T: 604.736.8825 | 1.800.730.8825

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