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From: United States of America | North Carolina | Big Cove | Cherokee

Curatorial Section: American

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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
Section American
Materials Wood | Fur | Pigment
Iconography Booger Dance

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.)

Length 27 cm
Width 18.5 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

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