Mask in the Yup’ik style
Wood, pigments, vegetable fibres and fur.
65 x 46 x 29 cm (95 cm including the stand)
Large mask in an oblong form with a white background which is detached from the rounded face, pigmented in red. The pupils, nostrils and mouth are ornamented. The mouth, decorated with teeth, presents a smile which merges with the bottom part of the face.
Many ornaments, all painted in red, added and attached to the main body of the mask, decorate the overall: two harpoon handles; a pair of hands, including one that is pierced in the middle; a pierced globe; four fish; and two walrus tusks.
The whole is circled with band in fur and two arcs, tied with vegetable fibres.
Very nice state of preservation.
- Yup'ik mask
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- in Inuit style
- Wood, pigments, vegetable fibers and fur
- Early 21st century
- Sold with stand
- 95×46×29 cm