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This head piece has a woven base. Long, arching, deer hair, dyed red from base to near natural brown ends surround soft, shorter hair. The deer hair was woven with finely twisted cordage to create elongated, bean-shaped support. The weave has a circular pattern on one end and the remainder...

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Provenance

1884-1885, acquired by Reverend Herbert Elijah Probert (1856-1913) when he served as the first Minister of Religion in the Wyoming Territory; 1887, gift of Reverend Probert to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Reverend Herbert Probert

Native American (Plains), about 1880

Object Place

Probably Montana, Plains, United States

Dimensions

18.41 x 19.05 x 26.67 cm (7 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

87.816

Medium or Technique

Deer hair, dye, vegetal cord

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Personal accessories