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

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 70-9-777
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cherokee
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

Prominent nose with carved oval holes for eyes set close to prominent nose bridge; open mouth with two rows of comblike teeth; large ears; coarse animal fur covers top of mask with two locks of human hair behind ears and tufts of hair along forehead line; yellow pigment covers face; red pigment on lower lip, above eyes, and in deepest cuts; black pigment in continuous "eyebrow" above eyes, below eyes and around lip area. Number NA1731 written in ink on lower left inside edge.

Condition: Some hair falling out. Sent for freezing 6/91. See lead card (before 70-9-776)

Length 25 cm
Width 19 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970
Other Number NA1731 - Collector Number

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