bibs in rowcount Mask - 29-175-59 | Collections - Penn Museum



From: Washington (U. S. State)

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number 29-175-59
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Makah
Provenience Washington (U. S. State)
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Hide | Pigment
Iconography Wolf

Wolf head. Boards nailed to struts. Upper front piece has small head with painted human face rising above nose. Movpable lower jaw, hinged with leather; teeth formed by strips of wood nailed within upper jaw. Head frame of bound strip of wood between bottom struts. Eyes oval, dark blue out-lines, red irises, dark blue pupils. Nose up-turned. A small wolf, of one board 47cm. long, fastened within top of mask and moves by a cord. Red and dark blue designs; traces of green.

Height 29.7 cm
Length 81.8 cm
Width 25 cm
Credit Line Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number 6/9188 - Collector Number

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