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Angled view of a Yup’ik dance mask with a zoomorphic shape, long nose and slanted eyes | Donald Ellis Gallery

WOLF MASK

Yup’ik
St. Michael, Alaska

ca. 1880

wood, paint
height: 6 ¼˝

Inventory # E3817

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Provenance

Private collection, New York State

Related Examples

Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, Nos. 153632 and 153633 – See: Fienup-Riordan, Ann. The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996, pgs. 236 and 237

Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka, Alaska, Nos. IIB7 and IIG2 – See: Ibid, pgs. 86 and 119

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago No. 13433 – See: Mauer, Evan. Native American Heritage: A Survey of North American Indian Art. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1977, pg. 341, pl. 559

Lowie Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley, CA No. 2-6921 – See: Eskimo Masks: Art and Ceremony. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1967 plate 13