Lip ornaments (labrets) made of ivory, bone, stone, and wood main content.

Lip ornaments (labrets) made of ivory, bone, stone, and wood

Part of Northwest Coast Hall.

From the Tlingit people of Alaska, lip ornaments of ivory, bone, stone and wood. Beside these, out of focus in the photo, is a colorful mask of wood and pigment.

Exhibition Text

Women inserted these through perforations in their lower lips.

Collection Information

(Left side, top to bottom)

Catalog No: E/ 181
Culture: TLINGIT, CHILKAT QWAN
Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH, KLUKWAN, CHILKAT QWAN
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: IVORY
Dimensions: L:2.5 W:1 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1894 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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Catalog No: E/ 170
Culture: TLINGIT, CHILKAT QWAN
Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH, KLUKWAN, CHILKAT QWAN
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: BONE
Dimensions: L:1.5 W:2 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1894 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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Catalog No: 19 / 542
Culture: TLINGIT, CHILKAT
Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH, CHILKAT
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: BONE
Dimensions: L:2.5 W:2.5 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1869-1890
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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Catalog No: 16.1/ 1171
Culture: TLINGIT
Locale: AK
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Dimensions: L:2.5 W:2 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1912
Donor: HARRIMAN, E.H., MRS.

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Catalog No: 19 / 97
Culture: TLINGIT, CHILKAT
Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH, CHILKAT
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: WOOD
Dimensions: L:3 W:6 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1869-1890
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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(Right side, top to bottom)

Catalog No: E/ 2617
Culture: TLINGIT, CHILKAT QWAN
Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH, KLUKWAN, CHILKAT QWAN
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: IVORY
Dimensions: L:3 W:3.5 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1896 [PURCHASE]
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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Catalog No: E/ 2655
Culture: TLINGIT, HOOTZ-A-TA QWAN
Locale: AK, ADMIRALTY ISLAND, ANGOON, HOOTZ-A-TA QWAN
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: STONE
Dimensions: L:4.5 W:5 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1896 [PURCHASE]
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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