Possibly Gwa'sala Kwakwaka'wakw. <em>Mask</em>, 19th century. Wood, pigment, metal, hide, fiber, 8 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 9 1/16 in. (22.5 x 14.9 x 23 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 05.589.7798. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.589.7798_acetate_bw.jpg)


Artist:Gwa'sala Kwakwaka'wakw

Medium: Wood, pigment, metal, hide, fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 9 1/16 in. (22.5 x 14.9 x 23 cm)


Accession Number: 05.589.7798

Image: 05.589.7798_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Painted wood, hominoid, face mask with large nose. The brows are flat and painted with red extending from the forehead. Large, black eyebrows are underlined with red. The nose, eyesockets and outer cheeks are painted dark blue. The nostrils are red and the inner cheeks around the mouth are green. The mouth is parted and cut through to the back. Painted woven ties are attached to the sides of the mask.

Brooklyn Museum