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Object Number: 40707C
Current Location: Native American Voices
Currently On Display
Provenience: Florida
Southwest Coast
Key Marco
Culture Area: Southeast
Date Made: 700-1560 AD
Early Date: 700
Late Date: 1560
Iconography:Deer Head
Credit Line:William Pepper Florida Expedition, Frank H. Cushing; subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897


C=PL Ear. Highly finished and life-like figure head of deer with ear pieces accompanying; beautifully painted in blue, black and white colors. To conventionally represent aspect of deer face. Found bundled. Sketches and cast taken. Nearly perfect, complete, but shrunken and broken mask of Deer Man God; found perfect. Cast and sketched. Painted in black, white and blue, to represent deer aspect.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mask Parade (31 Oct 1947)View Objects in Exhibition
Fourteen Eyes in a Museum Storeroom (05 Feb 1952 - 31 Mar 1952)View Objects in Exhibition
Penn in the World: Twelve Decades at the University of Pennsylvania Museum (08 May 2008 - 28 Sep 2008)View Objects in Exhibition
Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014 - Nov 2018)View Objects in Exhibition

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