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DANCE ORNAMENT

Yup’ik
Kuskokwim River, Alaska

late 19th century

wood, paint, feathers, vegetal fibres
length: 36˝

Inventory # E1220

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acquired by the Diker Collection, now at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY


Provenance

Collected by Adams Hollis Twichell along the Kuskowim River in 1905
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York, NY, cat. no. 9/3445
Edward Primus, by exchange, 1957
J.J. Klegman, New York, NY, 1962
Stanley Grant Collection, New York, NY
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, ON
The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, New York, NY

Exhibited

“Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection,” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; February 12–May 17, 2015

“Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection,” Amon Carter Museum, Seattle, WA; July 5 – September 13, 2015

Published

The Living Tradition of Yup’ik Masks, Fienup-Riordan, Seattle, WA, University of Washington Press, 1996; pg. 254

Native Paths: American Indian Art from the Collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, Wardwell, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY, 1998; pg. 106, pl. 119

Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection, Penney et al, New York, NY, Skira Rizzoli Publications Inc., 2015; pg. 77, pl. 39

Related Examples

For another example possibly by the same hand - see: Carpenter, Edmund. ed. Upside Down: Arctic Realities, The Menil Collection, 2011, pg. 217, fig. 12.

Fienup-Riordan, Ann. The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996, pgs. 131 & 247