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Frontal view of a historic Heiltsuk ancestor mask with small eyes, open mouth and extensive face paint in green and red

Ancestor Mask

Heiltsuk
Central Coast British Columbia

ca. 1850–70

wood, paint

height: 10 ¼"

Inventory # N3785

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acquired by The Audain Art Museum, Whistler, BC


Provenance

Ex. Collection Pierre and Claude Verite, Paris, France
Alain de Monbrison, Paris, France

PUBLISHED

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 2012, pl. 1

Related Examples

Macnair, Peter, Joseph, Robert and Grenville, Bruce.  Down From the Shimmering Sky: Masks of the Northwest Coast. Vancouver: Douglas & MacIntyre, 1998, pg. 84, pl. 61 and pg. 91, pl. 69

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