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Mask

Heiltsuk or Haisla
Northern British Columbia

19th century

wood, paint
height: 11 ½”

Inventory # N4082

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An inscription on the back of the mask reads:

“Wolfgang Paalen Collection, Moon Mask”

PROVENANCE

Wolfgang Paalen Collection
Merton Simpson Gallery, New York, NY (acquired June 1965)
Private Collection, New York Charitable Trust
Sotheby’s, New York (Sale N09151) May 21, 2014, lot 6

EXHIBITED

Objects of Bright Pride (Northwest Coast Indian Art from New York Collections), American Federation of Arts, New York, NY, July 11 – October 1, 1978

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, November 19 – December 24, 1978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, February 4 – March 18, 1979

 

The Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles Count, Los Angeles, CA, April 22 – August 15, 1979

 

The Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, September 21 – November 4, 1979

 

New Orleans Museum of Art, dates unknown

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