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Mask

Object Number:58-12-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Seneca (uncertain)
Iroquois
Provenience: United States of America (uncertain)
Eastern Canada (uncertain)
New York (uncertain)
Cattaraugus Reservation (uncertain)
Culture Area: Northeast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Metal
Horsehair
Technique:Painted
Length: 36 cm
Width: 17 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Thomas B. Evans, 1958

Description

"False Face Mask - Wood. Painted red. Straight-lipped type with spines on forehead above nose bridge. Two grooves on forehead either side of spine. Arched ridge on lower portion of face. Small portion of mouth pierced through. Metal discs nailed to eyes and eye-holes punched through. One-piece of gray-haired horse tail nailed across top. Two suspension holes near top, and one on either side about eye-level." (catalogue card)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

American Indian Life 1776-1976 ( Dec 1976 - 1978) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] 1976. American Indian Life: 1776-1976.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 9View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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