University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-449
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cayuga
Iroquois
Provenience: Canada
Ontario
Six Nations Reservation
Culture Area: Northeast
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Metal
Bear Skin
Length: 36 cm
Width: 27 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970
Other Number:NA1777 - Collector Number

Description

"Pig mask. Wood, decoarted with bearskin and red, black and white paint. Eyes are made of painted metal pieces nailed to the wood. On the back there are strips of leather and a black shoelace. A small fabric "sacred tobacco" bag is sewn to top of mask. Accompanied by a tag that reads, in Speck's handwriting, "see notes." Provenanced by Elisabeth Tooker." (catalogue card)


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