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Frontal view of Tlingit mask with large open eyes inlaid with abalone shell and hide strips covering the beard

Mask

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1840

wood, paint, hide, glass, metal nails

height: 9 ⅜"

Inventory # CN3875

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acquired by The Audain Art Museum, Whistler, BC


PUBLISHED

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 2012, pl. 53

RELATED EXAMPLE

Wardwell, Allen. Tangible Visions: Northwest Coast Indian Shamanism and its Art. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1996, pg. 108. no. 84, for a mask likely by the same artist, now in the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL

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