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|This mask from the Bella Coola (Nuxalk) representing the ancestral sun was probably used on ceremonial occasions as a theatrical prop or worn by dancers. It was collected by Franz Boas and George Hunt in 1897 during the Museum's Jesup North Pacific Expedition. It is one of the best-known Northwest Coast artifacts in the AMNH collections. It has been exhibited and published numerous times and is on permanent display in the Northwest Coast Hall.|
• DOWN FROM THE SHIMMERING SKY. VANCOUVER ART GALLERY, VANCOUVER, CANADA. October 1997 - May 2000
• NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN. MURDOCH, DAVID. Publisher: EYEWITNESS BOOKS - ALFRED A. KNOPF. 1995
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RECIPROCAL RESEARCH NETWORK (Online tool to facilitate reciprocal and collaborative research about cultural heritage from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia)