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Mask

Arts of the Americas

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Fur, hide (Caribou?)
  • Possible Place Made: Alaska, United States
  • DATES 21th century
    DIMENSIONS 10 1/2 x 7 in. (26.7 x 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER X1194
    CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Possibly Eskimo (Native American). Mask, 21th century. Fur, hide (Caribou?), 10 1/2 x 7 in. (26.7 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1194. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.X2000.1626.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Measurements are without fur. Mask of a human face with fur trim as if the person were wearing a fur trimmed parka hood. Possibly this type of mask as ound today made by the Nunatamiut people around Anaktuvvk Pass, near Barrow Alaska.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (71%)
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