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Elongated face mask with incised decoration and features, prominent mouth with individually-carved teeth.

Provenance

Collected by Commander Carlton Skinner in Ammassalik, Greenland, in 1943 while his ship was touring the northern Atlantic.

Credit Line

Gift of Governor Carlton Skinner and Solange Skinner

Kalaallitt (Greenland Eskimo), about 1930–40

Object Place

Ammassalik, East Greenland

Dimensions

29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2002.779

Medium or Technique

Wood (probably driftwood)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Masks