Seal Mask


From: Alaska | Nunivak Island

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number NA6384
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Eskimo
Provenience Alaska | Nunivak Island
Culture Area Arctic Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood

Oval disc with central seal's face: 3 circular hoops attached by 4 radii. 4 carved and painted flippers and 1 tail flap attached to disc. 2 fish pendant from outer hoop. Hoops and face alternately red and blue. Forehead blue, mouth red, bluish ringed. Other details blue. Flippers red and blue.

Length 96.52 cm
Width 88.9 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Arctic: Nunivak Island / Hooper Bay; William Blair Van Valin, 1919

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