Object photography

View of the artwork on display in 'Intersections: Native American Art in a New Light'; Peabody Essex Museum; 2006 through 2012.
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Object description

  • Tsimshian artist
  • Raven hat, late 19th century
  • Wood, paint, cloth
  • Northwest Coast, North America
  • L: 24 in, W: 15 in, D: 5 in (L: 61.0 cm, W: 38.1 cm, D: 12.7 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Donald C. Starr, 1961
  • E38227


This is a ceremonial hat carved out of wood in the form of a raven and ornamented with decorative geometric designs in red, black and yellow paint. The wings of the raven were carved separatedly and attached. The hat would be worn with the head of the raven facing forward so that both the raven and the wearer are looking in the same direction.

Exhibition History

  • Intersections, Native American Art in a New Light, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; June 24, 2006 through November 27, 2011