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Helmet-style sea lion ? headdress with rounded head and flattened snout. Blue head with red around blue nostrils, in open mouth, scribbled below curved eyebrow bands and in crescent shapes on each side of snout and below mouth. Copper discs in eyes, nailed at centre and outlined in relief oval-shape. Open under mouth. Head is 2 pieces nailed together. Series of holes on top of snout, each side. Five holes (for teeth) on lower portion of mouth. Numerous scrapes on top and sides of head. Chip on mouth.

History Of Use

Crest helmets were worn at potlatch ceremonies and indicated the status and crest affiliation of the wearer.

Cultural Context

ceremonial; status

Item History

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