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Spirit Mask

Object Number:2004-23-15
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Eskimo
Provenience: Alaska
Chistochina
Copper River Valley
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Maker: Jutus Mekianna
Date Made: 1959
Early Date: 1959
Late Date: 1959
Section:American
Materials:Caribou Skin
Hair
Fur
Iconography:Halloween
Old Man
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Frederica de Laguna, 2004
Other Number:#59 (De Laguna's notes) - Other Number

Description

Spirit Mask representing an old man; course hair/fur attached to entire rim of mask serving as man's hair and beard; fine hair/fur attached to face of mask as eyebrows, mustache, and upper part of beard. Tag pinned says mask inspired by Halloween. Made by Jutus Mekianna (Jutus Miakana?) from Anaktuuuk Pass;

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