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Delicately carved Yupik dance mask with sublime expression and bird feathers | Donald Ellis Gallery

Dance Mask

Yup'ik
Kuskokwim River, Alaska

ca. 1880

wood, paint, feathers (replaced)

height: 7 ⅞"

Inventory # CE4324

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PROVENANCE

The Fred Harvey Collection
Donation James B. Ford, 1917
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York, cat. no. 6/2467
Acquired by Julius Carlebach, New York, NY, August 24, 1943
Robert Lebel Collection, Paris, France, by descent to his son, Jean-Jacques Lebel
Calmels Cohen, Paris, December 4, 2006, lot 15
Donald Ellis Gallery, New York, NY
Private collection

EXHIBITED

The Thomson Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, November 2008 – 2016
“The Colour of my Dreams: Surrealism and Revolution in Art,” Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC; May 28 – September 25, 2011
"Moon Dancers: Yup'ik Masks and the Surrealists", Di Donna, New York, April 27 – June 29, 2018

PUBLISHED

Masques eskimo d’Alaska, Danielle Amez (ed.); Saint-Vit, France, Éditions Amez, 1991, pg. 202
The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art, Ades, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Douglas & McIntyre, 2011, pg. 257
Moon Dancers: Yup'ik Masks and the Surrealists, Field, Jennifer (Ed.), Di Donna Galleries, New York, 2018, pgs. 82-83

RELATED EXAMPLES

Sheldon Jackson Museum, Cat Nos. IIH1 and IIH2 – See: Fienup-Riordan, Ann. The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996, pg. 105, for a pair of masks collected by Reverend Sheldon Jackson at Cape Vancouver ca. 1890

Sheldon Jackson Museum, Cat. Nos. IIG6,IIG7 and IIG8 for a group of 3 masks collected at St. Michael by Henry Neumann in 1890 – See: Fienup-Riordan, Ann. The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996, pgs. 152 and 153

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