Arts of the Americas
Wood, pigment, leather
9 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (24.8 x 17.1 x 14 cm) (show scale)
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Tlingit (Native American). Mask, 19th century. Wood, pigment, leather, 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (24.8 x 17.1 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 05.589.7799. Creative Commons-BY
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Mask in the form of an animal, possibly a wolf, dog or bear, with separate pointed ear attachments (the proper left ear has a section missing) and a protruding snout. It is painted with black, red, and white pigments. Under the chin is a white leather tassel that is secured by a knot inside. On both sides of the mask are holes, probably for wearer to secure object. There are two holes in the eyes and nose. The mouth is partially open revealing two sets of sharp teeth towards the front. The object is in fair and stable condition. There are nine reattached fragments along the proper left edge as well as two reattached fragments at the top of the head. There are indications of old insect damage and loss of wood around the mask's edges and base. The leather tassel is dry.
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