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NEPCETAQ MASK

Yup’ik
Lower Yukon River, Alaska

19th century

wood, paint
width: 12 ¼˝

Inventory # E3853

Please contact the gallery for more information.


small break to right top corner repaired
minor retouching of surface paint

PROVENANCE

Private collection, Ohio

Published

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, Toronto, 2012, pg. 77 and pl. 27

Art of the Arctic: Reflections of the Unseen (Masks), Ellis, London, Black Dog Publishing, 2015, pg. 119, pl. 39

Related Examples

Museum fur Volkerkunde, Berlin. See: Amez, Daniele (ed.). Masques Eskimo D’Alaska. Editions Amez, 1991, pg. 346 (for a mask collected by Adrian Jacobsen between 1882 and 1883)

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Nos. 38812 and 153622 See: Fitzhugh, William and Kaplan, Susan. Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982, pg. 213, pl. 261 and Fienup-Riordan, Ann. The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996, pg. 231

Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin, No. IV 4410 – See: Fienup-Riordan, Ann. Yup’ik Elders at the Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin: Fieldwork Turned on Its Head. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005, pg. 232, pl. 11.6

Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka, Nos. II.B.8, and II.B._ and II-B-101 - See: Sheldon Jackson Museum. A Catalogue of the Ethnological Collections in the Sheldon Jackson Museum. Sitka: Sheldon Jackson College, 1976, pg. 129 (left) and Fienup-Riordan, Ann. The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996, pg. 78, and The Far North: 2000 Years of Eskimo and Indian Art. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1973, pg. 112, pl. 155)

University Museum, University of Pennsylvania No. NA 4260 – See: Kaplan, Susan A. and Barsness, Kristin J. Raven’s Journey: The World of Alaska’s Native People. Philadelphia: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 1986, pl. 68

Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, St. Petersburg, No.571-13 See: Fienup-Riordan, Ann. The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996, pg. 83

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, UN California, Berkeley, Nos. 2-1304 and 2-6624 – See: Ray, Dorothy Jean. Eskimo Masks: Art and Ceremony. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1967, pls. 5, 6, 7, 9

The Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection, Cooperstown, New York, No. T231 – See: Vincent, Gilbert, T. Masterpieces of American Indian Art From the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1995, pg. 90

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, Toronto, 2010, pgs. 22-23

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