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Wooden owl mask with subtle spotted painting and articulated eyes and beak - Donald Ellis Gallery
Owl mask painted in red and blue vermillion with articulated beak and eyes - Donald Ellis Gallery

Owl Mask

Northern British Columbia

ca. 1840-60

wood, black, red vermillion paint

height: 12"

Inventory # N4085


acquired by the Elspeth McConnell Collection, now at the Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, BC


The surrealist Maria Martins, acquired in New York in the 1940’s

Related Examples

​Brown, Steven C. Spirits of the Water: Native Art Collected On Expeditions to Alaska and British Columbia 1774 – 1910. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000, pg. 151

Wardwell, Allen. Tangible Visions: Northwest Coast Indian Shamanism and its Art. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1996, pg. 131