Talking Man Mask for Winter Ceremonial
Arts of the Americas
Wood, copper, fur, cedar bark, shell
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Tlingit. Talking Man Mask for Winter Ceremonial, 1868-1900. Wood, copper, fur, cedar bark, shell, 12 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. (32.1 x 21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 05.589.7803. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.589.7803_side_acetate_bw.jpg)
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Wooden mask of talking man with moveable mouth that opens to show teeth. Copper plate on forehead. Tuft of fiber on top of head. Ruffle of raffia painted red around mouth area. Black pigment on cheeks and above the forehead area to represent hair. Has metal eyebrows and low-sloping mouth.
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