The exhibition sign for “Art of Native America” features a front piece of a Tsimshian Headdress, made in British Columbia, Canada around 1820-40 CE.

Description of the front piece from the Met’s website, “This carved [wood] frontlet would be attached to an elaborate headdress and worn on the forehead of a high-ranking man for a ceremonial dance honoring the creatures of land, sea, and sky. A bird with humanoid features, perhaps a hawk, appears in the center. Along the rim, panels of iridescent abalone shell alternate with small human faces. In an evocative depiction of unknown significance, the eyes on four of the faces are closed.”

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