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Shaman’s mask

Part of Northwest Coast Hall.

Tli_14.16_Shamansmaskmiceoncheeks_hero

Exhibition Text

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

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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