Mask - Wood and pigments - Yupik - in Inuit style

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

Yup'ik Mask
Punuk, Alaska, High North
Wood, pigments.
Second half of the 20th century.
Dimensions: 54 cm (77 cm including the stand) x 23 cm x 14 cm

Yup'ik mask in wood presenting a face crafted with two distinctively split-up parts. The first part which runs from the top of the hairdo until the nose, was smeared with brown, almost black, pigments, conferring deepness, as well as a mystical aspect to the piece, especially because with the eyes which reinforce these features.

The bottom of the mask, which mainly consists in a pair of cheeks, an open and smiling mouth, with spaced and acerbic teeth, contrasts with the top part.

Very good overall condition, despite a damage on the extremity of the hairdo (have a look at the picture).

Sold with the stand.

Lot details
Indigenous object name
Ethnic group/ culture
in Inuit style
Wood and pigments
Early 21st century
Sold with stand
77×23×14 cm
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