20: Yupik Eskimo Plaque Mask
Yupik Eskimo Plaque Mask
Carved of a single plank and painted in red, blue, white, and black; softly carved face emerges from back panel which is pierced for attachments; pigment also placed on inside of eyes and mouth, length 10 in. x width 12.25 in.
Similar examples can be found in the collections of the National Museum of Natural History (No. E038812); American Museum of Natural History (No. 60/5073).