Mask depicting a man in love. Kodiak Eskimos. USA , Russian America. North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island. 1843.

Mask depicting a man in love
Collection MAE RAS: № 571-9
Image ID: 4071759
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Museum inventory number:
№ 571-9
Title:
Mask depicting a man in love
Ethnicity:
Kodiak Eskimos
Place:
USA , Russian America
Geography:
North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island
Date:
1843
Collector:
Voznesenskii Ilya Gavrilovich, zoologist, entomologist, traveller
Expedition:
I.G. Voznesenskii's expedition (1840-1849)
Materials:
wood, paint, feather, baleen, woolen cloth, sinew
Dimensions:
height 25 cm, width 20 cm, width of the profile 9 cm
Commentation:
The mask and its hoop were used in the sixth and final act of the aforementioned ritual. At the time of the ceremony they used rattles No. 571—21/a, --21/b, --22, --24a, and –24/b and drums No. 571—23, --252, --25/b, --26/a, and –26/b as musical instruments.
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