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Maskette

Object Number:53-1-9
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Seneca (uncertain)
Iroquois (uncertain)
Provenience: United States of America
New York (uncertain)
Allegheny Reservation (uncertain)
Culture Area: Northeast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Fur
Iconography:Ritual Object
Height: 2.5 cm
Length: 8.8 cm
Width: 5.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Samuel W. Fernberger, 1953

Description

"Wooden maskette with commerical fur mounted as hair (probably rabbit). Black stain on face. Believed to have been identified by Dr. Frank Speck as Seneca, from Allegany Reservation" (catalogue card); handwritten note on catalogue card - used in healing ceremony

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