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Frontlet

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Artist Unknown (Tsimshian)

Date

c. 1820

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G259
Frontlet, Artist Unknown (Tsimshian)
Frontlet: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Sculpture, Mask (Do Not Use) | Wood, abalone, pigment, hessian, resin
Size: 3 3/8 x 7 1/4 x 7 13/16 in. (8.57 x 18.42 x 19.84 cm)
Creation Place: North America, Canada, Northwest Coast region
Culture: Tsimshian, North America, Canada, Northwest Coast region
Style: 19th century
Physical Description: convex circular form, carved in high relief with a mask bearing a combination of human and hawk attributes; painted with red, yellow, green and black pigments; encircled by 14 abalone shell plaquettes in round and oval shapes
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund and purchase through Art Quest 2002
Accession Number: 2002.195
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009