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Object Number:70-9-517
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Eskimo
Nain Band
Provenience: Canada
Labrador
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Sealskin
Iconography:Arctic
Length: 24 cm
Width: 20.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Sealskin mask of a human face, trimmed with dogskin with the hair still on; stitched. Used in the nalajuk ritual. Note in Speck's handwriting accompanies object. "...Used in mask clown play obtained from Aketciak, Nain Band."


Bibliography:

[Other] Wm. D. Morley, Inc. Inventory and Appraisement - Personal Property - The Estate of Samuel W. Pennypacker, 2nd, Dec'd. - Haldeman Road Schwenksville, RD 1 Penna. October 15, 1968.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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