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Mask

Object TitleAudience Mask
Object Number:NA5778
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Klukwan
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Locus: Klukwan Gaanax.teidi Clan
Eye (Looking) House
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Leather
Height: 22 cm
Width: 22.5 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedtion to the Northwest Coast, Louis Shotridge, 1917

Description

Carved and painted wooden mask called "Audience Mask" (Spirit of the Nass Mask). The face is painted green with black eyebrows and red, smiling lips. Paint is faded along raised surfaces like the chin, cheeks, nose, and forehead. A negative, toothed design seems to be present in the green paint on the forehead. Eyes are cut out, narrow, horizontal slits. Damaged below the left eye. Ears are roughly indicated and painted red with perforations where the leather head strap attaches. The proper right ear is damaged.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Raven\'s Journey: The World of Alaska\'s Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Barsness, Kristin J., and Kaplan, Susan A. 1986. Raven's Journey.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 70, fig. 38; p. 98, pl. 2View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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