From: Canada | British Columbia | Naas River Region
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Canada | British Columbia | Naas River Region|
|Culture Area||Northwest Coast Culture Area|
|Materials||Wood | Pigment | Copper | Abalone | Fur|
Carved and painted wooden mask, "Ghost." The face is painted green with black eyebrows. Eyes are made from discs of either brass or copper. The lips are made from copper plates and the tongue, also made from copper, sticks out between abalone shell teeth. Wrinkles are carved around the lips. A segment of white fur is attached to the side of the mask, possibly used as a strap to affix it to the wearer's head. Rectangular slots along the top and sides of the mask likely originally held abalone shell inlay. A series of holes drilled along the edges of the mask may indicate that it was part of a larger headdress.
|Credit Line||Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918|
|Other Number||526 - Other Number|
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