Ceremonial Ornament (Sisiult), Regalia for Winter Feasts

Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
First Nation
Northwest Coast


about 1900

Cedar, cotton cloth, wool cloth, paint, metal, cord, string

Overall: 3 5/8 × 49 7/16 × 1 9/16 in. (9.2 × 125.5 × 4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Acquired by exchange from Ralph C. Altman, Los Angeles, California



Place Made: Canada, North America


20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Northwest Coast

Not on view

Course History

ANTH 7.5, Animals and Humans: A Beastly Experiment in Ethics, Theory & Writing, Laura Ogden, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8, 2011-March 12, 2012.

People of Potlatch, Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, Sandwich, Massachusetts, May 10, 1987-October 30, 1988.


Ralph C. Altman (1909-1967), Los Angeles, California; by exchange (#101) to present collection, 1955.

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