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MASK, WA'KAS
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 16 / 2365
Culture: KWAKWAKA'WAKW
Locale: BC, FORT RUPERT
Country: CANADA
Material: WOOD, PIGMENT, FEATHER
Dimensions: L:38 W:21.5 H:30 (in CM)
Subject: WA'KAS
Acquisition Year: 1897 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: JESUP, MORRIS K.
Collector: HUNT, GEORGE & BOAS, FRANZ
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: Eagle mask. Wood, feathers, metal, textile. Kwakiutl. 19th century. Animal characteristics are often applied to human faces in masks and in face paint, expressing the fusion of supernatural animals and clan ancestors.
Publication History:
THE KWAKIUTL OF VANCOUVER ISLAND. BOAS, FRANZ. MEMOIRS. Volume 8. 1909
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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