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Mask

Object Number:NA4574
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Eskimo
Bering Strait Inupiaq
Provenience: Alaska
King Island
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Date Made: ca. 1900
Early Date: 1890
Late Date: 1910
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Length: 20.1 cm
Width: 13.4 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Arctic: Seward Peninsula/Siberia; William Blair Van Valin, 1919
Other Number:12 - Field No SF

Description

Bear?. Slanting eyes; semicircular mouth with hinged chin piece which when dropped appears as a broad tongue. Eyebrows, nose ridge, mustache and chin spot painted black. General surface apparently once red. Dance mask.

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