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Object description

  • Inuit artist
  • Mask, before 1939
  • Seal skin, skin, fur, sinew
  • Labrador, Arctic, Canada
  • H: 10 1/4 in, W: 7 1/4 in (H: 26.0 cm, W: 18.4 cm)
  • Museum Purchase, 1939
  • E23448

DESCRIPTION

This is a seal skin mask with the forehead and lower face made with trimmings of husky dog and the nose made out of caribou. The dog and caribou skin trimmings are sewn on with animal sinew. There is a skin thong that is tied to each side and wraps around the back.