Mask in Yup'ik style - Wood and pigments - Inuit

Description
Mask in Yup'ik style - Wood and pigments - Inuit
Early 21st century - Excellent

Yu’pik Mask

Wood and pigments.
40 x 22 x 19 cm (55 cm including the stand).


Asymmetrical oval mask with one side of the face pigmented in blue, whereas the other one is dyed in white. Hence, two expression are facing each other: one is smiling and benevolent, the other one is cold and threatening.

The two almond-eyes have hollowed pupils.

The overall is topped by a white bird, placed on the summit of the mask.

Lot details
Object
Mask in Yup'ik style
Ethnic group/ culture
Inuit
Material
Wood and pigments
Period
Early 21st century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
55×22×19 cm
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