Mask - Wood and pigments - Yupik - in Inuit style

Description
Mask - Wood and pigments - Yupik - in Inuit style
Early 21st century - Good

Mask in the YUKON Style

Wood, pigments and feathers.
48 x 54 x 24 cm (60 cm including the stand).


Age-related wear (there is a lack on one of the two hands, and a crack on top of the mask - have a look at the pictures).
Sold with the stand.


Mask with walrus tusks, symbolising the “spirit of the walrus”. The face is mainly pigmented with blue, showing a white and red band, circling two little circular eyes, hollowed in the matter. A prominent red tongue composes the lower part of the mask, placed between the teeth.
The two red hands, carved in wood, were added on each side of the forehead, and two fish, of the same colour, decorate the cheeks. Some feathers decorate the summit of the mask.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Yupik
Ethnic group/ culture
in Inuit style
Material
Wood and pigments
Period
Early 21st century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
60×54×24 cm
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