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Shaman’s headdress

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Exhibition Text

Shaman’s headdress. The carvings on each horn represent, on the front, a shaman curing; and on the back, the spirits which are at the command of the shaman. The headdress is worn during the curing ceremony and may be touched to the ailing part of the patient’s body to drive out the evil spirit causing the disease. 

Collection Information

CROWN, SHAMAN'S
Catalog No: E/ 2565
Culture: TLINGIT, CHILKAT QWAN
Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH, KLUKWAN, CHILKAT QWAN
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: HORN (MOUNTAIN GOAT), HIDE (CARIBOU)
Dimensions: L:19 W:26 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1896 [PURCHASE]
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.   

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