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U985.14.1
Artist / Maker : Elliott, Charles W.; Temosen-thut
Title : Salish Moon Mask
Date (Execution) : 1985-1986
Geographical Origin : Vancouver Island; British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Coast Salish, Saanich (WSÁNEĆ), Tsartlip
Style / Period : Western Modern 1900-1950
Medium / Material  : carved and painted alder with inlaid copper and abalone shell
Support / Technique : Carved; Painted
Object Type : reliefs (sculptures)
Visual Description : Circular carved moon mask. Face in center has black eyebrows,eyes outlined in reddish brown with abalone inset for pupils, nose carved with two holes through mask and mouth outlined in brownish red and slit right through mask.
Accession # : U985.14.1
Width (cm) : 34.00
Height (cm) : 35.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : University of Victoria Acquisition Fund
Artist Statement : The animal spirits are travelling in perpetual motion with the tail on each creature becoming the tongue of the one following. The four animals symbolize both the four seasons of the year and the cycle of life.