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Mask
Mask
Date:
ca. 1915
Location:
de Young
Gallery 04
Century:
Media:
Wood, Cormorant Feathers, Sinew, And Pigment
Dimensions:
24 x 23 x 6 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Eskimo, Cup'ik
Accession Number:
2007.21.112
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Mask depicting a man’s face with a bear’s head emerging from his forehead. Two wooden rings surround the face and are attached to it with wooden pegs. The rings and pegs are stained with red pigment. The rings are pierced and accomodate several appendages, which are fastened to the rings with cormorant feathers. Carved wooden objects representing a gull, seal flippers, hooves, wings, fish, and hands are suspended from the cormorant feathers.The objects are all stained white with black markings except the hands which are stained with red ochre. The man’s face and bear’s head are stained white with red and black markings.