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Nunivak Island Cup'ik Mask

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Eskimo: Pre 1900: item # 1241753

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Nunivak Island Cup'ik Mask
1930's-1940's These hoop masks were originally made for the "Messenger Feast", a ceremony to honor the inua (spirits) of the seasons hunt, i.e marine mammals, birds, etc. There are no known 19th century examples. Made from yellow cedar, this particular example is a seal mask with the three top projections representing the seal and it's flippers. Measurements: 13 in./ 23 in. with projections. (33 cms./58.5 cms. with projections) All parts are original with the exception of the top Seal ornament that could possibly have been replaced later Please inquire for additional information or visit:

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