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.
- Yup'ik mask
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- in Inuit style
- Wood, pigments and vegetable fibers
- Early 21st century
- Sold with stand
- 36×40×22 cm