American Indian Motion Picture Awards, Coming to a Television Near You

The 2014 American Indian Film Festival starts November 1 in San Francisco and runs through November 9, when it will conclude with the 39th annual American Indian Motion Picture Awards. This year, festival organizers have something new and different planned: The show will be taped live, and the footage boiled down to a 90-minute edit that will air on selected television stations on November 29.


Ceremonial helmet (18th century), and armor (17th century) of an officer of the Chinese Imperial Palace Guard; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The excellent quality and elaborate ornamentation of the helmet indicate that it was made for a very high-ranking nobleman or military official.

It is decorated with applied gold ornament that features the Buddhist mantra Om mani padme hum in Lantsa characters.

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