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Wall Hanging

Mask

Object Number:2018-12-1.6
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yupik
Provenience: North America
United States of America
Alaska
Nunivak Island
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Date Made: 1940-1959
Early Date: 1940
Late Date: 1959
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Gull Feather
Paint
Length: 15.8 cm
Width: 4.1 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Edward J. Devinney in memory of his sister, Eileen Devinney, 2018
Other Number:2701 - Other Number

Description

Wood carving in the shape of a bird with a round smiling black face painted on its back and two wooden rings attached with eleven appendages made up of attached bird feathers with small carved wood elements attached to each feather. Positioned at 5:00, this attachment includes a bird feather with a carved wooden labret attached to its tip. A small tuft of black animal fur is attached to the end.

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