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Object Number:70-9-778
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 cm
Width: 18.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Flat nose with prominent bump on bridge; closely spaced small oval eyes; upturned "smiling" mouth with no teeth; prominent cheek bones with sunken cheek areas; red pigment covers most of face; black pigment along hairline, around eyes and above and below lips; animal fur attached for hair with "sideburn" projections; inside of mask on LP cheek are the letters "LDX" written in pencil.

Condition: large piece of wood missing from top back edge; sideburns have lost all their hair and remaining hair on fur is coming loose. Sent for freezing 6/91. Attached card reads: "Mask obtained from Will Westlong, Cherokee, N.C.)


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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