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Mask

Object Number:29-175-43
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nuu-chah-nulth
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver Island
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Height: 15.1 cm
Length: 35.5 cm
Width: 21.4 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number:6/9152 - Collector Number

Description

Eagle's head. In poor condition; broken on right side, repaired on left. Large, round eyes sunken as if for inlay. Back cut open at sides and below but joined at tip. Red paint: sides of beak, base of mask behind jaw, band around head above eyes, and top of head. Rest of mask painted black. Holes around top of mask for hair.

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