War Helmet

Title: 
War Helmet
Date: 
Identifier: 
T0710
Description: 
This carved helmet is a classic of the war helmet tradition, masterfully incorporating a red-breasted merganser bird into the helmet’s functional design. The pegged-in human hair extends and exaggerates the bird’s crest, lending a sense of animation to the helmet. War helmets are unique to Tlingit traditional culture. The imagery on each helmet is distinct.
Physical dimensions: 
height 11.5 in ; length 11.25 in ; width 10.5 in
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