68: Tsimshian Mask of a Woman
Tsimshian Mask of a Woman
Delicately carved with protruding brow ridge, hollowed cheeks, hooked and flattened nose, and pointed chin; teeth with white pigment and lower lip with small abalone labret; lower portion of mask framed with cedar bark; upper edge of mask with small holes for attachments; verso with inked accession number, mask (excluding cedar) length 8 in. x width 6 in.
Mask previously sold at Sotheby's Fine American Indian Art, September 25 and 26, 1990 (lot 324)
Similar style mask found in the collections of the American Museum of Natural History (16/1121)
Provenance: Property of a California Collector; Ex Peggy and Paul Rabut Collection
Nice patina on inside of mask.