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Object Number:
29-175-21
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Kwakiutl
Provenience:
Canada
British Columbia
Culture Area:
Northwest Coast
Section:
American
Materials:
Wood
Cedar Bark
Hair
Pigment
Description:
Human face. Hair of cedar bark and grey horsehair. Mustache of horsehair. Pupils, nostrils and down curved mouth pierced. Eyebrows, eyes, nose and lips carved in relief. Black paint: two of carved grooves on forehead; eyebrows; rows of dashes above and below eyes; extended, hooked tip of nose; lips; center of chin. Blue paint: around eyes across bridge of nose. Red paint: "whites" of eyes, marks on cheeks, alae of nose. Narrow, curved strips of wood nailed on each side of face.
Length:
38.8cm
Width:
30.5cm
Credit Line:
Exchange with George G. Heye
Other Number:
8/1583   -   Collector Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1951 - 31 Dec 1951)
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