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A very small shaman's maskette entirely painted with blue pigment; with bundles of hair attached to the top of the head

Shaman’s Maskette

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1840

wood, pigments, hair

height: 1 5/16"

Inventory # N3890c

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Provenance

The Allen and Sally Wardwell Collection, New York, NY

Related Examples

Wardwell, Allen. Tangible Visions: Northwest Coast Indian Shamanism and its Art. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1996, pg. 88, no. 61 and pgs. 326-327, nos. 495 and 496