Shaman’s mask

  • Exhibition Text

    • The mice on the cheeks were said to eat the secrets of witchcraft and the spirits of the dead. 

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  • Collection Information

    • MASK, DOCTOR'S
      NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
      Catalog No: E/ 2511
      Culture: TLINGIT, GUN-NAH-HO QWAN
      Locale: AK, YAKUTAT BOROUGH, DRY BAY, GUN-NAH-HO QWAN
      Region: NORTHWEST COAST
      Country: USA
      Material: HAIR, WOOD
      Dimensions: L:22 W:18 [in CM]
      Subject: TLINGIT'S FACE
      Acquisition Year: 1894 [EXPEDITION]
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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