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Frontal view of Kwakwaka'wakw sun mask vividly painted in red, blue and green
Profile view of sun mask with recurved beak, widely opened eyes and painted beard

Sun Mask

Kwakwaka'wakw
Northern Vancouver Island

ca. 1870

wood, paint

height: 13 ½"

Inventory # CN3338

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Provenance

Collected by the anthropologist Edward Malin from John Hunt at Fort Rupert, British Columbia

RELATED EXAMPLES

Davis, Robert Tyler, Native Arts of the Pacific Northwest, Stanford University Press, 1949, pl. 86
Feder, Norman, American Indian Art (shorter edition), New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1973, pl. 132

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