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Painted cloth worn with 'Namxxelaga yu (sea monster mask)

Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Canada; British Columbia; Mount Waddington Regional District; Alert Bay; ; Vancouver Island Group; ; Cormorant Island
11/5212

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  • Format/Object name:

    Sea monster mask

  • Native term:

    'namxxelagayu

  • Date created:

    circa 1910

  • Artists/Makers:

    attributed to Charlie James, Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), ca. 1870-1938 or Mungo Martin, Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), 1879-1962

  • Place:

    Alert Bay; Mount Waddington Regional District; British Columbia; Canada

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood, cotton cloth, metal nails, twine/string, horsehair, paint

  • Techniques:

    Painted, carved

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected for MAI by George Heye in 1922 using funds donated by MAI trustee Harmon W. Hendricks (1846-1928).

  • Dimensions:

    209.00 x 91.50 x 56.50 cm

  • Catalog number:

    11/5212

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