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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
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Cedar Bark
Hair
Pigment
Length: 38.8 cm
Width: 30.5 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number:8/1583 - Collector Number

Description

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.

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