The Weeping Man
From: Alaska | Klukwan
Curatorial Section: American
|Object Title||The Weeping Man|
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Alaska | Klukwan|
|Culture Area||Northwest Coast Culture Area|
|Materials||Shell | Wood | Leather | Fur | Sinew | Copper | Pigment|
Carved and painted wooden mask entitled, "The Weeping Man." The face is painted with blue, green, and black designs. Hide straps and sinew strings attach to the back of the mask to allow the lips and eyebrows to move. A skin "mask" encircles the eyes and covers the bridge of the nose, used as a brow-raising mechanism. The mustache, goatee, and eyebrows are made from skin with dark brown fur. The lips and the underside of the nose are painted red. Teeth are made from shell and eyes are made from copper discs glued to wood backings.
|Credit Line||Alaska Ethnological Expedition, George Byron Gordon, 1905|
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