From: Canada | British Columbia

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 29-175-21
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Kwakiutl
Provenience Canada | British Columbia
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Period Late 19th Century
Date Made 1850-1899 CE
Section American
Materials Wood | Cedar Bark | Hair | Pigment

Human face. Hair of cedar bark and grey horsehair. Mustache of horsehair. Pupils, nostrils and down curved mouth pierced. Eyebrows, eyes, nose and lips carved in relief. Black paint: two of carved grooves on forehead; eyebrows; rows of dashes above and below eyes; extended, hooked tip of nose; lips; center of chin. Blue paint: around eyes across bridge of nose. Red paint: "whites" of eyes, marks on cheeks, alae of nose. Narrow, curved strips of wood nailed on each side of face.

Length 38.8 cm
Width 30.5 cm
Credit Line Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number 8/1583 - Collector Number

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