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MASK, WOMAN'S SPIRIT
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: E/ 1658
Culture: TLINGIT, GUN-NAH-HO QWAN
Locale: AK, AH-QUEY RIVER, GUN-NAH-HO QWAN
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: WOOD, PIGMENT
Dimensions: L:24.5 W:8.5 H:20 (in CM)
Subject: WOMAN'S SPIRIT
Acquisition Year: 1894 [PURCHASE]
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.
Keywords: MASK
Category: COSTUME
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Exhibition History:
BODY ART: MARKS OF IDENTITY. AMNH, NEW YORK, NY. November 1999 - May 2000
Exhibition Label: Woman's spirit mask. Wood, paint. Tlingit. 19th century. This mask portrays a female spirit with face paint symbolizing a bird’s wing. The woman wears a labret.
Publication History:
SPIRITS LIKE THE SOUND OF THE RATTLE AND DRUM: GEORGE THORNTON EMMONS' COLLECTION OF TLINGIT SHAMANS' KITS. ILIFF, BARBARA ELIZABETH. DISSERTATION. 1994
UNDER MOUNT ST. ELIAS: THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE YAKUTAT TLINGIT. DE LAGUNA, FREDERICA. Volume 7. 1972
Additional Resources:
RECIPROCAL RESEARCH NETWORK (Online tool to facilitate reciprocal and collaborative research about cultural heritage from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia)


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