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Mask representing an elderly woman of high rank  (Masks and Masking)  "circa 1850"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1840-1860

Materials:

Wood, abalone/haliotis shell, hair, hide, commercially tanned leather, iron alloy, twine/string

Techniques:

Carved, inlaid

Dimensions:

46 x 19.5 cm

Cultures:

American Indians, Native Americans, Nisga'a (Niska), North America, Northern Northwest Coast, Northwest Coast, Tsimshian

Site Name:

Upper Nass River

County:

Kitimat-Stikine Regional District

State:

British Columbia

Country:

Canada

Collection History:

Collected by Lieutenant George T. Emmons (1852-1945, US Navy 1881-1899); purchased by MAI in 1920.

Source ID:

NMAI_105854

Catalog Number:

9/8044

Album Name:

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