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Artist Unknown (Bella Coola (Nuxalk))


c. 1850

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G259
Frontlet, Artist Unknown (Bella Coola (Nuxalk))
Frontlet: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Sculpture, Mask (Do Not Use) | Wood, pigments, abalone shell, copper, ermine pelts, cotton, plant fibers, wool, buttons, sea lion whiskers
Size: 19 7/8 x 10 1/2 x 10 in. (50.48 x 26.67 x 25.4 cm) (without ties)
Creation Place: North America, Canada, Northwest Coast region, British Columbia, Northwest Coast region
Culture: Bella Coola (Nuxalk), North America, Canada, Northwest Coast region, British Columbia
Style: 19th century
Physical Description: small, roughly rectangular mask of bird's head with long bead with four abalone teeth; two small frowning human faces above and below bird's head; lower face also has two hands; human faces have abalone inlay eyes; bird's head has abalone and copper eyes;
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Robert J. Ulrich Works of Art Purchase Fund
Accession Number: 2008.61
Added to Site: March 1, 2009