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Yup’ik Nepcetaq mask with bold painted design and a wide smile showing several teeth | Donald Ellis Gallery

Mask

Yup’ik
Lower Yukon River, Alaska

ca. 1860

wood, paint

width: 20"

Inventory # E4108

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Provenance

Reportedly found in a tree near Nome, AK, ca. 1900; then by descent through a family in Carlsbad, CA 
Donald Ellis Gallery, New York, NY

Related Examples

Fienup-Riordan, Ann. Yup’ik Elders at the Ethnlogisches Museum, Berlin: Fieldwork Turned on Its Head.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005, pg. 232

Rousselot, Jean-Loup. Abel, Bernard. Pierre, Jose. Bihl, Catherine. Masques Eskimo D’Alaska. Editions Amez, 1991, pg. 346

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