Two in one masks

  • Exhibition Text

    • Some Kwakwaka'wakw masks are two in one. When closed, the mask portrays a particular spirit. When the dancer pulls on the strings, the side panels open to reveal the image of a different spirit.

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  • Collection Information

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      Catalog No: 16 / 2358 Field No: 21
      Culture: KWAKWAKA'WAKW
      Locale: BC, FORT RUPERT
      Country: CANADA
      Material: WOOD
      Dimensions: L:46 W:32 [in CM]
      Subject: MATAGILA
      Acquisition Year: 1897
      Donor: HUNT, GEORGE & BOAS, FRANZ, PROF.
      Collector: HUNT AND BOAS?

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      Catalog No: 16 / 782
      Culture: TSIMSHIANIC
      Locale: BC
      Country: CANADA
      Material: WOOD
      Dimensions: L:33 W:24.5 [in CM]
      Subject: KOMOKOA
      Acquisition Year: 1869-1890
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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      Catalog No: 16 / 2337 Field No: 22
      Culture: KWAKWAKA'WAKW
      Locale: BC, FORT RUPERT
      Country: CANADA
      Material: WOOD, PIGMENT, METAL (COPPER, IRON), STRING, HIDE, HAIR
      Dimensions: L:37 W:23 H:28 [in CM]
      Subject: NOOHLMAHL CHIEF
      Acquisition Year: 1897
      Donor: HUNT, GEORGE & BOAS, FRANZ, PROF.
      Collector: HUNT AND BOAS?

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      Catalog No: 16 / 4809 Field No: 83
      Culture: KWAKWAKA'WAKW, KOSKIMO
      Locale: BC, KOSKIMO
      Country: CANADA
      Material: WOOD
      Dimensions: L:35 W:19 [in CM]
      Subject: KOSKIMO WOMAN
      Acquisition Year: 1899
      Donor: HUNT, GEORGE

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