From: United States of America | North Carolina | Big Cove | Cherokee
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Culture||Cherokee | Eastern Band|
|Provenience||United States of America | North Carolina | Big Cove | Cherokee|
|Culture Area||Southeast Culture Area|
|Materials||Wood | Fur | Pigment|
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 "TDX" 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.)
|Credit Line||Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970|
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