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Talking Man Mask for Winter Ceremonial

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wood, copper, fur, cedar bark, shell
DATES 1868–1900
DIMENSIONS 12 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. (32.1 x 21 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE By exchange
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION 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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