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Object Number:70-9-782
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cherokee
Provenience: United States of America
North Carolina
Big Cove
Cherokee
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Date Made: 1900-1968
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1968
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Iconography:Black Man
Length: 26 cm
Width: 18.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Prominent wide nose; pointed cheekbones set close together; mouth carved with downturned edges and delineated lips; eyes are small ovals set close together, with incised lines above each; face is covered with red pigment; top of mask in black pigment; eye orbits black; three black dots (both cheekbones and nose bridge). Attached card reads: "Black mask obtained from Will Westlong, Cherokee, N.C."

Condition: Split in bottom back edge. Sent for freezing 6/91. See lead card (before 70-9-776)


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: 28View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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