Yup'ik mask - Wood, pigments and vegetable fibers - Punuk - in Inuit style

Description
Yup'ik mask - Wood, pigments and vegetable fibers - Punuk - in Inuit style
Early 21st century - Good

Mask in the Yup’ik style
Wood, pigments and vegetable fibres.
36 x 40 x 22 cm



Oval mask with a white background, presenting in the middle, a carved face in a rounded shape, painted in red. The eyes and the mouth, in inverted semi-circles, are open-worked. The features of the nose, as well as that of the eyebrows, are carved in matter. Two red hands in wood, carved pieces which were added, escape on each side of the mask, open to the outside, as a sign of welcome.

The overall is surrounded with two arcs, tied and attached with vegetable fibres (there is a damage on a tie in fibres, on the right side of the mask - have a look at the picture).



Very nice state of preservation.

Lot details
Object
Yup'ik mask
Indigenous object name
Punuk
Ethnic group/ culture
in Inuit style
Material
Wood, pigments and vegetable fibers
Period
Early 21st century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
36×40×22 cm
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