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

Description
Yup'ik mask - Wood, pigments, vegetable fibers and fur - Anthropomorphe - in Inuit style
Early 21st century - Excellent

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.

Lot details
Object
Yup'ik mask
Indigenous object name
Anthropomorphe
Ethnic group/ culture
in Inuit style
Material
Wood, pigments, vegetable fibers and fur
Period
Early 21st century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
95×46×29 cm
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