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Painted wooden finger mask of a grinning face with feather attachments |Donald Ellis Gallery

Finger Mask

Yup'ik
Alaska

late 19th century

wood, red, white and blue pigments, feathers

height: 13 ½"
width: 22"

Inventory # E4451

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PROVENANCE

Property from the Estate of Lois Ehlert, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

RELATED EXAMPLES

Sheldon Jackson Museum, Cat. No. II.B32 – See: Fienup-Riordan, Ann. The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996, pg. 157 for a pair of finger masks collected by Sheldon Jackson at Andreafsky in 1893

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, T229a,b - See: Coe, Ralph T., Brydon, Sherry, Vincent, Gilbert T. (eds.) Art of the North American Indians: The Thaw Collection. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000, pg. 433