Shaman mask

Reference : 174

Shaman mask

Red cedar wood(Thuja plicata), leather, ivory
Trace of an old collection no.
Dimension: Height 20cm
Presumed period: 19th or early 20th century
Yup’ik population
Alaska, USA

Serge Schoffel Collection, Brussels
Swiss private collection

The upper part of this mask is adorned with a small strip of leather held in place by three ivory pegs for the attachment of feathers, which have now disappeared.

A very similar model, but covered with white pigment, is preserved in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New-York (Inv .A. N. 2011.154.158.)

Price: €13,500

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