Ear Ornaments

Lott Family, Tlingit
Northwest Coast


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collected 1920-1937

Red yarn, either dyed goat wood or imported yarn

Overall: 22 1/16 in. (56 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Doris Meltzer and the Meltzer Gallery



Place Made: Wrangell, United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Personal Adornment

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Northwest Coast

Not on view

Exhibition History

The Art of the Northwest Coast, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 25/Native American Studies 49, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 25-May 18, 2003.


Perhaps Tyeen Lott, Great-great grandmother of Sarah Shadesty (Mother Lott's mother), Wrangell, Alaska; sold to Axel Rasmussen (about 1887-1945), probably late late 1920's-1937; [possibly collected by Earl Stendahl (1887-1966) [dealer], Los Angeles, California]; sold to Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; sold to Doris Meltzer (1908-1977), Meltzer Gallery, New York; given to present collection, 1959.

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