Details
Image number
TBR623275
Title
Element Hoop Mask, Nunivak, Bearing Sea, Alaska, c.1890 (wood & pigment)
Artist
American School, (19th century) / American
Location
Private Collection
Medium
wood and pigment
Date
c. 1890 AD (C19th AD)
Description
This mask was worn by a shaman during dances for both hunting and healing. The puffin at the forehead had two small fish attached the beak, indicating that this mask would be connected to hunting.
Photo credit
Photo © Tambaran Gallery, New York / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
Alaska / USA / united states / u.s.a / united states of america / unites states of america / american / americans / America / America American Americans / North America / America (continent) / western hemisphere / ceremony / ceremonial / party / dance / dancing / healer / healing / bonesetter / feather / feathers / feathered / fish / animal / animals / wildlife / mask / dances / face / circular / native / feather / ritual / hoop / element / dance / feathers / sea / bearing / tribal / hunting / american / frame / framed / hunter / shaman / stylised / alaskan / nunivak / puffin
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