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Mask

Object Number:NA8540
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tsimshian
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Skeena River
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Length: 28.1 cm
Width: 22.9 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918
Other Number:SA 20 - Other Number

Description

Carved and painted wooden mask. The face is painted black and red with different designs on the right and left halves. The proper left is painted red with a tall ovoid in symbolic motifs. The proper right is painted with the same design but with black lines segmenting the design. The eyebrows are painted in the same style- red with segmented black lines. The lips and nostrils are painted black. Eyes are cut out and painted black surrounding the eye holes.

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