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FINGER MASK

Yup'ik
Lower Yukon River, Alaska

ca. 1880

wood, caribou hair, feathers, paint
11 ¾" × 12 ¼"

Inventory # E4275

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Exhibited

Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, Toronto, ON, “Early Art and Artifacts of the Eskimo”, June 14 to June 28, 1980

Published

Early Art and Artifacts of the Eskimo IV, cat. 71, Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, Toronto, ON, 1980

Related Examples

Sheldon Jackson Museum, Cat. No. IIB161a,b – See: Collins, Henry B. De Laguna, Frederica. Carpenter, Edmund. Stone, Peter. The Far North: 2000 Years of Eskimo and Indian Art. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1973, pg. 138, pl, 182, for a very similar pair of abstract finger masks collected at Anvik by the Reverend Sheldon Jackson ca. 1893

Sheldon Jackson Museum, Cat. No. II.F.2 – See: Fienup-Riordan, Ann. The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996, pg. 114 (lower) for another pair of abstract finger masks collected by Sheldon Jackson at Andreafsky in 1893

Sheldon Jackson Museum, Cat. No. IIH45 – See: Ibid, pg. 165, for a pair of finger masks displaying a strikingly similar “circle-dot” motif, caribou hair and jaeger feathers

Sheldon Jackson Museum, Cat. No. IIB48 – See: Ibid, pg. 169 for another pair of abstract finger masks with “circle-dot” motif collected at Andreafsky, also decorated with caribou fur and jaeger feathers.

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