Neck ring

  • Exhibition Text

    • This entire figure is a neck ring of cedarbark. It represents a corpse and was worn at the initiation ceremony of the secret society by members who had the Cannibal Spirit as their supernatural protector. The neck ring was worn with the head hanging down in front and the legs hanging behind.

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  • Collection Information

    • Catalog No: 16 / 6861 Field No: 105
      Locale: BC, KWIKSOT'ENOX
      Country: CANADA
      Material: BARK (CEDAR), HAIR, WOOD
      Dimensions: L:154 W:38 [in CM]
      Acquisition Year: 1899
      Donor: HUNT, GEORGE

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