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U003.20.15
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Henry
Title : Kumugwe and Crane Mask
Date (Execution) : 1980
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Red cedar; paint
Support / Technique : Carved; painted
Object Type : masks (costume); carvings (visual works)
Visual Description : This mask consists of four parts. Part A is the main facial mask. The mask's nose and mouth are both curved into a beak-like form. The eyes, nose and mouth have all been carved through (mask can be worn). There are three pegs at the crown of the head for attachments. Part B is a cranes head with long beak and has two stylized feathers atop the crown. Parts C and D are wings that frame the crane head at 45 degree angles when assembled. The mask is carved, and painted with black, green and red paint.
Accession # : U003.20.15
Width (cm) : 58.42
Height (cm) : 41.91
Depth (cm) : 34.29
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Dr. Peter Smart
Artist Statement :