Mask - Wood and pigments - in Haida style

Mask - Wood and pigments - in Haida style
Early 21st century - Excellent

Mask in the Haida style
Originally from the Queen Charlotte Island (Haida Gwaii), British Columbia
Wood, pigments.
32 x 24 x 16 cm (45 cm including the stand).

Sold with the stand.

The mask represents a human face with a slightly hooked nose. The large black eyebrows forming a circular arc end on the temples and are extended, like tattoos, on the cheeks and chin, accentuating the facial expression by highlighting the glance.

The masks are used in true dramatic representations reminding the exploits of mythical heroes, or accompany religious ceremonies of an initiation nature. The latter depict clans’ ancestors or partner spirits of ancestors.

Excellent state of preservation.

Lot details
Ethnic group/ culture
in Haida style
Wood and pigments
Early 21st century
Sold with stand
45×24×16 cm
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