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U017.2.6
Artist / Maker : Mowatt, Ken
Title : Peeking Through a Hole in the Sky (Woman with Labret)
Date (Execution) : c. 1992
Geographical Origin :
Cultural Group : Gitxsan
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Carved and painted birch with human hair; suede; fur and feathers
Support / Technique :
Object Type : masks (costume); carvings (visual works)
Visual Description : Carved wood mask of human face with big eyes, open mouth, and lip labret. The mask base is painted green with wood grain showing through. Nostrils and lips are painted red. Sea creature (salmon or whale?) painted across face in formline design and colours black, red, and turquoise. Human hair extends from top of mask. Sides have holes with turquoise suede straps with white rabbit fur and feathers.
Accession # : U017.2.6
Width (cm) : 16.50
Height (cm) : 21.50
Depth (cm) : 12.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Thurston and Mary Kay Lacalli
Artist Statement :