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Finger mask

Museum number:
2-2860
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020002860
Accession number:
Acc.46
Object count:
1
Description:
Finger mask; wooden with bird-like face; feathers missing; black forehead and beak, white face, red border. According to Ray once had blue forehead and red circle and handhold.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Northwest Bering Sea, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Northwest Bering Sea or Lower Yukon
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Charles L. Hall
Collection date:
ca. 1895
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.3 Objects relating to the Secular and Quasi-religious Rites, Pageants, and Drama
Accession date:
August 12, 1902
Context of use:
Dancing. According to Ray (page 202), this once had white face, blue forehead, and red circle and handhold; cf. 2-2861.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
height 9.7 centimeters and width 6.7 centimeters
Comment:
Photo: 13-4404. Published: Ray, Pl. 36, text p. 202.
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