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Spirit Mask

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Object Number:
2004-23-15
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Eskimo
Provenience:
Alaska
Chistochina
Copper River Valley
Culture Area:
Arctic (Culture Area)
Maker:
Jutus Mekianna
Date Made:
1959
Early Date:
1959
Late Date:
1959
Section:
American
Materials:
Caribou Skin
Hair
Fur
Iconography:
Halloween
Old Man
Description:
Spirit Mask representing an old man; course hair/fur attached to entire rim of mask serving as man's hair and beard; fine hair/fur attached to face of mask as eyebrows, mustache, and upper part of beard. Tag pinned says mask inspired by Halloween. Made by Jutus Mekianna (Jutus Miakana?) from Anaktuuuk Pass;
Credit Line:
Gift of The Estate of Frederica de Laguna
Other Number:
#59 (De Laguna's notes)   -   Other Number

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