Arts of the Americas
Wood, pigment, metal, hide, fiber
8 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 9 1/16 in. (22.5 x 14.9 x 23 cm) (show scale)
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Gwa'sala Kwakwaka'wakw (Native American). Mask, 19th century. Wood, pigment, metal, hide, fiber, 8 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 9 1/16 in. (22.5 x 14.9 x 23 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 05.589.7798. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.589.7798_acetate_bw.jpg)
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Painted wood, hominoid, face mask with large nose. The brows are flat and painted with red extending from the forehead. Large, black eyebrows are underlined with red. The nose, eyesockets and outer cheeks are painted dark blue. The nostrils are red and the inner cheeks around the mouth are green. The mouth is parted and cut through to the back. Painted woven ties are attached to the sides of the mask.
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