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Dance Mask

Yup’ik,
Kuskokwim River (?), Alaska

ca. 1890-1910

wood, paint, feathers
height: 23˝

Inventory # CE3462

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Provenance

National Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York, NY; no. 5/940 (1916)

Acquired by Julius Carlebach, New York, NY, in 1944 

Robert Lebel Collection, Paris, France; by descent to his son, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Paris, France

Calmels Cohen, Paris, France, December 4, 2006; lot 10

Donald Ellis Gallery, New York, NY

Le Musée du Louvre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Exhibited

“Le Masque,” Annexe du Musée Guimet, Paris, France; December 1959 – May 1960

Published

Arts Sauvages, Claude Roy, Paris, France, Robert Delpire, 1957; pg. 100 

Le Masque, Musée Guimet, Paris, France, Éditions des Musées Nationaux, 1959; pg. 109 (notation only)

Masques eskimo d’Alaska, Danielle Amez (ed.); Saint-Vit, France, Éditions Amez, 1991; pg. 277

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, Toronto, ON, 2010; pg. 21

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Yup’ik
Kuskokwim River, Alaska

ca. 1880
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