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Mask

Object Number:29-175-38
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nuu-chah-nulth (uncertain)
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver Island (uncertain)
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Height: 29 cm
Width: 8.2 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number:7/501 - Collector Number

Description

Human face. Great overhanging eye-brows meeting above very narrow nose. Eyes outlined by groove. Muzzle protrudes below lines from corners of nose. Open mouth with teeth. No piercing except small hole at each temple for attachment. Black paint: irises, eyebrows, top of head, "comb" on side of each cheek, cross below each eye, lips.

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