Object photography

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Object description

  • Yup'ik artist
  • Bear mask, late 19th century
  • Wood, paint
  • Alaska, Arctic, United States
  • H: 7 1/2 in, W: 4 in, D: 2 in (H: 19.0 cm, W: 10.2 cm, D: 5.1 cm)
  • Gift of Arthur W. Whitcher, 1918
  • E17782

DESCRIPTION

This is a mask carved from natural wood and painted black. Carved to resemble a bear, the eyes and the mouth are perforated.

Exhibition History

  • Gifts of the Spirit: Works by Nineteenth-Century & Contemporary Native American Artists, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; November 14, 1996 through May 18, 1997