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MASK
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 16.1/ 590
Culture: KITIKSHAN
Locale: BC, UPPER SKEENA RIVER
Country: CANADA
Material: WOOD, PLANT FIBER (CEDAR - INNER BARK), STRING, PIGMENT
Dimensions: L:29 W:24.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1911
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: Mask with salmon pattern. Wood, cedar inner bark, vegetable fiber, paint. Gitksan. Late 19th-early 20th century. Salmon was a staple resource used by the native people of the Pacific Northwest. The fish were believed to be supernatural beings who lived in their own longhouses under the sea.
Publication History:
FROM THE LAND OF THE TOTEM POLES. JONAITIS, ALDONA. 1988
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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