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Object Number:70-9-783
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cherokee
Eastern Band
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:Gourd
Fur
Pigment
Iconography:White Man
Length: 22.5 cm
Width: 22 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970
Other Number:NA1732 - Collector Number

Description

Mask made from stem end of gourd and is round; two slanted, elliptical holes for eyes; large, open mouth with downturned corners; tear-drop shaped nostrils; fur attached for hair at top and in semicircle above nose and above upper lip; eyes outlined in black; moustache painted in black; two red circles, one on each cheek. Number NA1732 written in ink on lower right inside edge of mask.

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


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