University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-175-34
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Nuu-chah-nulth
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver Island
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pyrite
Hair
Pigment
Iconography:Bear
Height: 34.93
Width: 21.59
Depth: 28.58
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number6/8838 - Collector Number

Description

Head of wolf. Large round eyes en-circled by grooce; raised irises inset with scraps of mica or pyrite. Tip of upturned nose surrounded with bristles. Large pierced nostrils and mouth lined with red paint. Movable jaw. Natural wood teeth nailed in upper jaw. Ears separate pieces. Most of mask painted black; inside of ears unpainted. Two small holes on each side of mask for attachment.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

American Indian Life 1776-1976 ( Dec 1976 - 1978)View Objects in Exhibition

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