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Object Number:70-9-776
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cherokee
Eastern Band
Provenience: United States of America
North Carolina
Big Cove
Cherokee
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Date Made: 1900-1968
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1968
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Fur
Pigment
Iconography:Booger Dance
Length: 27.5 cm
Width: 19 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Prominent nose and bridge; two grooves either side of nose touch ends of mouth and extend beyond; hollowed out eye orbits; high cheek bones; elliptical, open mouth with thin lips; holes for nostrils and eyes; red pigment over most of face; black band across eyes from temple to temple and above and below lips; fur attached to top of mask down to eyebrow ridge and forming "sideburns"; the mark "u" appears inside of mask on LP cheek. Attached tag reads: "Mask obtained from Will Westlong, Cherokee, NC". Condition: some cracks in edge of mask; fur loosing hair. Sent for freezing 6/91.


Bibliography:

[Other] Wm. D. Morley, Inc. Inventory and Appraisement - Personal Property - The Estate of Samuel W. Pennypacker, 2nd, Dec'd. - Haldeman Road Schwenksville, RD 1 Penna. October 15, 1968.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 28View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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