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U001.11.446
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Tom ; Waławidi
Title : Untitled (sea monster mask (Southern Kwagiulth Yagis))
Date (Execution) : 1996
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Red cedar; copper; horse hair; cedar bark; paint; pigment
Support / Technique : carved; painted; assembled
Object Type : masks (costume); carvings (visual works)
Visual Description : This articulated mask is painted in the colours black, red, gray, and blue. The areas that are not painted are carved and in the natural colour of the wood. The mask has two curled horns that have braided cedar bark along their outer edge. The outer edge of the face also has braided cedar bark. Attached to the lower edge of the horns and the chin are bundles of horse hair. The nose, eyes, and mouth are prominent and well-defined. There is a piece of copper inside the mouth, and the jaw-line is movable. The inside (verso) of the mask is hollow. The mask is made of four separate pieces.
Accession # : U001.11.446
Width (cm) : 90.00
Height (cm) : 87.50
Depth (cm) : 25.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of the Estate of Michael C. Williams
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