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NEPCETAQ MASK

Yup'ik
Lower Yukon River, Alaska

ca. 1830-60

wood, teeth
width: 23"
height: 19"

Inventory # E4264

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Condition: all but 2 bone teeth replaced

Provenance

The George Terasaki Collection, New York, NY

Exhibited

“Spirits of the Water”, Fundacion “la Caixa” in collaboration with the Menil Collection. October 6, 1999 - January 9, 2000, Centro Cultural de la Fundacion “la Caixa”, Barcelona; February 2 - April 2, 2000, Centro Cultural de la Fundacion “la Caixa”, Madrid; May 5 - August 13, 2000, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

"Moon Dancers: Yup'ik Masks and the Surrealists", Di Donna Galleries, New York, April 27 - June 29, 2018

Published

Brown, Steven C. Spirits of the Water: Native Art Collected On Expeditions to Alaska and British Columbia 1774 – 1910. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000

Brown, Steven C. Transfigurations: North Pacific Coast Art, George Terasaki, Collector. Seattle: Marquand Books, 2006, pl. 38

Moon Dancers: Yup'ik Masks and the Surrealists, Field, Jennifer (Ed.), Di Donna Galleries, New York, 2018, pg. 18.

Related Examples

Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka, Nos. II.B.8, - See: Sheldon Jackson Museum. Fienup-Riordan, Ann. The Living Tradition of Yup'ik . Masks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996, pg. 78

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Nos. 38812 - See: Fitzhugh, William and Kaplan, Susan. Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982, pg. 213, pl. 261

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, for a painted example collected by Vooznesenskii in the 1840’s

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)

The Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection, New York State Historical Association, 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

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