Hudson Museum Artifact, Possible Inspiration for NFL Team Logo Arrives in Washington, Seattle Times Reports

The Seattle Times reported an artifact from the University of Maine’s Hudson Museum that is on loan to Seattle’s Burke Museum has arrived in Washington. The native mask may be the inspiration of the original team logo for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. The wooden Northwest Coast transformation mask depicts a bird of prey when closed and reveals a painted depiction of a human face when opened. The artifact is part of the Hudson Museum’s William P. Palmer III collection. It will be on temporary display for the public in Seattle starting in late November, according to the article.