Ritual mask

Made:
1701-1900 in British Columbia and Canada

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Carved wooden mask, showing a labret in position, British Columbia, Canadian

A carved wooden Native American mask, from British Columbia, Canada, c. 1701-1900. Masks were often used by shamen (medicine men) during rituals.

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A37833
Materials:
hide, paint or stain and wood
Measurements:
overall weight: x x , , .34kg
type:
mask