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Exceptional Tlingit eaglet mask with articulated jaw and eyes, two avian heads emerging from the top, and painted hide strips
Profile view of an exceptional Tlingit eaglet mask painted in blue and red with articulated jaw and eyes

Eaglet Mask

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1840


 

wood, pigments, human hair, hide

height: 9 ½"

Inventory # N3760

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acquired by The Audain Art Museum, Whistler, BC


Provenance

Ziff Family Collection, New York, NY

Exhibited

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, December 16, 1999 to April 16, 2000
Pinacotheque de Paris, Paris, France, “Jackson Pollock et le Chamanisme”, October 15, 2008 to February 15, 2009

Published

Art of Grace and Passion, Shaw, Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1999, pg. 99
Jackson Pollock et le Chamanisme, Polcari, Paris, Editions de la Pinacotheque de Paris, 2008, pg. 198, pl. 67
Connaisance des Arts, Paris, HS Number 380, pg. 32

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