Object photography

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Object description

  • Haida artist
  • Labret, before 1843
  • Bone
  • Pacific Northwest Coast, North America
  • L: 2 5/8 in, W: 3/4 in, D: 3/4 in (L: 6.7 cm, W: 1.9 cm, D: 1.9 cm)
  • Gift of the United States Naval Academy, 1923
  • E19074

INSCRIPTION

There are inscriptions on two different sides of the object which read, "North West Coast" and "Mouth Ornament".

DESCRIPTION

This is a labret mouth ornament. It is made with bone, which is yellow in color. There is deep concavity on the bottom and the top and round concavity on the ends.