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Finger Mask

Object Number:NA3882
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Delaware Culture
Provenience: United States of America
Pennsylvania (uncertain)
Delaware (uncertain)
Culture Area: Northeast Culture Area
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Hunting God
Height: 6.4 cm
Width: 3.6 cm
Depth: 3 cm


Of carved wood. Representing Misinghali'kun, the Mask-being, god of hunting and guardian spirit.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Lenape, The: Wanderers in Their Own Land (20 Jul 1982 - 20 Mar 1983) View Objects in Exhibition
Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania (13 Sep 2008 - 10 Jul 2011) View Objects in Exhibition
Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014) View Objects in Exhibition
American Indian Life 1776-1976 ( Dec 1976 - 1978) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Preucel, Robert W., and Wierzbowski, William S., and Williams, Lucy F. 2005. Native American Voices on Identity, Art and Culture: Objects of Everlasting Esteem.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pages 110-111/Plate 40View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Coe, Ralph T. 1977. Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of North American Indian Art.. Kansas City. Nelson Gallery of Art. pg. 252 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 82/68BView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] 1976. American Indian Life: 1776-1976.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 8View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Speck, Frank G. 1950. "Concerning Iconology and the Masking Complex in Eastern North America". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 15. no. 1. pg. 7-52 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 43View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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