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Identifier: 
T0165
Description: 
The bear and bear-human imagery on this Heiltsuk (Bella Bella) frontlet is associated with both Haida and Tlingit mythology that describes the union between bears and humans and their bear-human offspring. The larger carving represents a bear with its blunt snout and raised paws, while the small figure above it has a human face with short rounded bearlike ears.
Physical dimensions: 
depth 4 in ; height 7.75 in ; width 6.5 in
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