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A fine sun mask carved from wood with vibrant blue, red and black paint | Donald Ellis Gallery

Sun Mask

Kwakwaka'wakw
Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia

ca. 1870

wood, paint

height: 16"
width: 13 ¾"

Inventory # N1087

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PROVENANCE

Collected by Jacobsen on his 1881 expedition to the Northwest coast
Museum fur Volkerkunde, Berlin, NA1319
Proctor Stafford Collection, Honolulu, Hawaii

RELATED EXAMPLES

Museum fur Volkerkunde, Berlin (IVA 941) - See: Donnervogel und Raubwal, 1979, pg. 185

The Thaw Collection, see: Masterpieces of American Indian Art, Vincent 1995, pg. 70

Arte Indio Y Esquimal Del Canada, Clark 1970, pg. 61