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Sun Mask




c. 1860

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G260
Sun Mask, Unknown
Sun Mask: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Woodwork | Wood, metal, pigment, cord, cloth
Size: 17 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 4 7/8 in. (43.82 x 40.01 x 12.38 cm)
Creation Place: North America, Canada, Northwest Coast region
Culture: Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), North America, Canada, Northwest Coast region
Style: 19th century
Physical Description: mask with seven radiating triangular pieces of metal; large eyes, rimmed in green; flat bridge of nose extends downward into mouth; orange, black and white marks on face
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Putnam Dana McMillan Fund and purchase through Art Quest 2003
Accession Number: 2003.189
Artist: Unknown
Role: Artist
Added to Site: March 1, 2009