Mask - Wood - Masque anthropozoomorphe Yukon

Description
Mask - Wood - Masque anthropozoomorphe Yukon
Early 21st century - Good

Mask in the style of the Eskimo Yukon of Alaska, Alutiiq
Wood, pigments.
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.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Masque anthropozoomorphe Yukon
Material
Wood
Period
Early 21st century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
81×48×16 cm
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