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A fine wooden portrait mask with red and black face paint | Donald Ellis Gallery

Portrait Mask

Tsimshian
Northern British Columbia

ca. 1860

wood, paint, canvas

height: 9 ¾"
width: 7"

Inventory # N1021

Sold

acquired by the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX


PROVENANCE

Private collection, Atlanta, GA
Skinner, Bolton, Mass., June 26, 1993, lot 217

RELATED EXAMPLES

See Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, BC, A2488, Koerner Collection, for another mask by the same hand

Royal Ontario Museum, 929.21.3 - See: Masks, the Many Faces of Man, ROM, Toronto, pl. A36