- Museum number
Wolf's head mask, frontlet made of wood, mica, teeth (mammal), shells (dentalium), hide, stone (talc), cord, gum (spruce).
- Production date
- 1780s (before)
Height: 11 centimetres ((mask))
Length: 83 centimetres ((hanging))
Length: 22 centimetres ((mask))
Width: 10 centimetres ((mask))
- Curator's comments
see JCH King `First Peoples, First Contacts' British Museum Press 1999; see JCH King `Artificial Curiosities of the North West Coast of America' BMP Ltd 1981
Illustrated in E Gunther 'Indian Life' Chicago 1972, p 21.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1979-1980 15 Feb-29 Sept, London, Museum of Mankind; Captain Cook in the South Seas
1999 25 Jun-2003 Feb, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The Mowacht of Vancouver Island"
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collected during one of Cook's voyages.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am17??D8.71 (old CDMS no.)