Mask in the style of the Eskimo Yukon of Alaska, Alutiiq
81 cm x 48 x 14 cm
Very good state of preservation.
Sold without stand.
So-called “diving” mask which characteristic is the representation of a chimerical being. In fact, this one has the form of a bird that has just dived to catch its prey (a fish in this case). The body of this fish is decorated with three faces with different expressions: an adult face in the centre, impassive, surrounded framed by two smaller faces (probably of children) presenting opposite emotions, joy and anger.
Three pairs of hands - or palms? - are added on each side of the sculpture, as well as a pair of legs; one of the hands is a little loose.
- Indigenous object name
- Masque anthropozoomorphe Yukon
- Early 21st century
- Sold with stand
- 81×48×16 cm