Lot 88
  • 88

Rare Northwest Coast Polychromed Wood Clan Hat, Tsimshian or Tlingit

300,000 - 500,000 USD
365,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • wood, ermine, black bear
  • length 19 3/4 in. by height 13 1/2 in.
of convex tapering form, finely incised with a totemic bird design, probably a raven, with an elongated beak, pointed oval eyerims beneath stylized ears, and backswept feather ruff, painted overall in black and vermillion red details with scalloping, crosshatching and other classic crest motifs, surmounted by a series of five cedarbark potlatch rings trimmed on the top with a plaque of brilliant abalone, red wool stroud, dentallium shell, ermine and a beaded hide pendant with tiny, glass seed beads in pink and white, large faceted beads in blue, yellow, orange and black, and tubular brass beads.


Paul Rabut Collection
Economos Works of Art
Private Collection, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above