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Articulated wolf mask painted with blue and red and featuring human hair - Donald Ellis Gallery

Wolf Mask

Northern Northwest Coast

ca. 1840

wood, hide, human hair, sinew cedar bark, paint

width: 11"

Inventory # CN3741


acquired by The Audain Art Museum, Whistler, BC


Collected at Kitwancool, British Columbia, from a noble Tsimshian family 
Howard Roloff, Duncan, BC


Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 2006, pg. 3


American Museum of Natural History, No. 16/8200 - See: Down From The Shimmering Sky: Masks of the Northwest Coast, Macnair, Peter, Joseph, Robert, Grenville, Bruce.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998, pg. 47, pl. 24

Museum fur Volkerkunde, Berlin, Nos. IVA 1258 and IVB 178 - See: Donnervogel und Raubwal: Die indianische Kunst der Nordwestkuste Norkamerikas. Haberland, Wolfgang. Hamburg: Hamburgisches Museum fur Volkerkunde und Christians Verlag, 1979, pgs. 118 and 202, pls.E-3 and J-4

British Museum, No. NWC 71 – See: Art of the Northwest Coast Indians. Iverarity, Robert B. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1950, pl. 102

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