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Lot 0299

(Nuu-Chah-Nulth, British Columbia, 1950-2016)

Hamatsa Mask, 1981, initialed and dated mask interior "GD 1981", carved and polychromed cedar, cedar bark, mouth hinged with leather straps, together with an iron hanging bracket, 19 x 39 x 11 in.

Note: The Hamatsa Ceremony is considered the most important of all the traditional Kwakwaka’wakw dance ceremonies.


minimal surface wear consistent with age

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George David

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000May 11, 2018
Asheville, NC, USA