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Carved wooden mask with an elongated shape, concentric hoops and an appendage | Donald Ellis Gallery

Dance Mask

Yup’ik
Kuskokwim River, Alaska

19th century

wood, paint, vegetal fibers

height: 14"

Inventory # E3942-4

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The mate to this mask is now in the collection of the Thomas Burke Memorial Museum, Seattle, WA

Provenance

Collected along the Kuskokwim River between 1905 and 1941 by Robert Gierke, a trader based in Bethel, Alaska

Related Examples

Fienup-Riordan, Ann. The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996, pgs. 273 - 280

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