Label on back reads as follows:
"sun & eagle, eagle on top, hideous bird with two feet, clam shell decorations, worn in centre of forehead - 1890"
Concerning the function of this frontlet, Brown (1996) writes that it was used by the Sisaok society of the Nuxalk in the peace dance. It "is performed in conjunction with the display of ancestor spirits from the inherited traditions of the families. The newly initiated peace dancer would be coaxed and eased into running from the house in search of their spirit power, and return in the portrayal of one of the ancestral spirits that are part of the family's tradition. Sisaok regalia is created to be of heirloom quality, representing the spirits from whom the ceremonial names of the family are derived, to be passed down from one generation to the next."