Mask, Inuit, King Island, Alaska
Inupiaq Eskimo mask in hard and grained wood, traces of wear. Very nice patina from use.
All in roundness and irony, this very expressive mask is marked by a succession of features: the eyes are formed by perfect circles, topped by eyebrows which increase the strangeness of the gaze, the mouth presents a mocking smile, it has a long and thin nose and geometric ears. A set of features in which we can observe the richness of the cultural heritage and practices of this people.
For similar masks, please refer to the book:
Eskimo masks, art and ceremony, Dorothy DAY, University Washington Press, 1967.
- Totaal aantal items
- Etnische groep / cultuur
- Regio / land
- Begin 20e eeuw
- Verkocht met standaard
- 23×10×18 cm