Frontlet Item Number: 3261/59 from the MOA: University of British Columbia

Description

Rectangular carved bird frontlet surrounded by a border of eleven human faces. Central figure is a bird with protruding carved beak and wings, sitting with claws inward. The eyes are circles of abalone under arched black brows. Two abalone inlays on each wing. The rear of the frontlet is concave. Painted red, green-blue and black, on natural wood.

Narrative

Said to have come from the estate of art dealer George Terasaki (d. 2010); previously owned by Paul Rabut (d. 1983).