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X65.4267 Mask

 

Object Name: Mask

Culture: Tsimshian peoples

Place of Origin: British Columbia, Canada

Date/Era: 19th century

Medium/Materials: Wood, shells

Credit Line:  Gift of the Wellcome Trust.

Accession Number: X65.4267

This forehead mask with its sensitively detailed features is of a type used in a potlatch during initiation. It most likely represents a wolf, a dog, or a bear, all of which are depicted in ways that are more symbolic than naturalistic.

Source: Gallery text, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006

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