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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.