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3 items
  • Format/Object name:

    Chief's headdress representing a killer whale with a raven on his back

  • Native term:

    gikaml

  • Date created:

    1930-1040

  • Artists/Makers:

    Chief Willie Seaweed (Willie Siwid [Siwiti]/Chief Hilamas/The One Able To Set Things Right/Smoky Top/Kwaxitola), Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), 1873-1967

  • Place:

    Quatsino; Mount Waddington Regional District; British Columbia; Canada

  • Media/Materials:

    Red cedar, yellow cedar, pigment/pigments, velveteen

  • Techniques:

    Carved, painted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Made and used by Willie Seaweed; purchased from him by Wilhelm Helmer; purchased by MAI in 1966.

  • Dimensions:

    50.5 x 22 cm

  • Catalog number:

    23/8252

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