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Mask representing the mythological clan ancestor

Kwa_3.1.Mask_hero

Exhibition Text

Mask representing the mythological clan ancestor who descended from the sky in the form of an eagle, but who, by assuming human form, was unable to change the shape of his nose.

Collection Information

Catalog No: 16 / 2365 Field No: 9
Culture: KWAKWAKA'WAKW
Locale: BC, FORT RUPERT
Country: CANADA
Material: WOOD, PIGMENT, FEATHER
Dimensions: L:38 W:21.5 H:30 [in CM]
Subject: WA'KAS
Acquisition Year: 1897
Donor: HUNT, GEORGE & BOAS, FRANZ, PROF.
Collector: HUNT AND BOAS?

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