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Mask
Mask
Date:
1870–1880
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood, Sinew, And Pigment
Dimensions:
9 x 5 1/2 x 2 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Yup'ik
Provenance:

Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, catalog number 15 / 4384. Purchased 1927. Julius Carlebach, New York, 1945 by descent from above, private collection, Philadelphia, PA; purchased from Jack Bryan, NY

Accession Number:
2007.21.76
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Configured in an oval form with perforated eyes as well as nostrils and mouth. The articulated jaw is attached with two hide strips. The mask's cheekbones are raised and surmounted by arching eyebrows bearing traces of black pigment. The mustache and chin hair are rendered in black pigment as well. Two perforations at either side of the mask are in place for attachment while five holes over the crown of the head would accommodate decorative feathers. Provenance: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, catalog number 15 / 4384. Purchased 1927. Julius Carlebach, New York, 1945 by descent from above, private collection, Philadelphia, PA