Yup'ik Shaman's Mask: Like nepcetat, (shaman masks) the plaque of this walrus mask has five holes beside which five carved animals originally sat. Five feathers decorate the rim. The mask is small and may have been worn as a forehead mask.
Yup'ik mask, St. Michael, Alaska Shaman's mask Early 20th century Spruce driftwood, shells, nails, rawhide suspension loop, blue, red, and white paint, replacement feathers (seagull) Gift of Lt. Col. Alfred T. Clifton, Class of 1927P; 42.15.7803 Hood Museum, Dartmouth
Catalog No 60.1/ 4198 Original Record URL http://anthro.amnh.org/anthropology/databases/common/image_dup.cfm?catno=60%2E1%2F%204198 Name MASK, DANCE Culture ESKIMO, WEST ALASKA Material WOOD, PIGMENT, FEATHERS, HIDE Country USA Locale AK, KUSKOKWIM AND YUKON RIVERS Donor EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT. Dimensions(OVERALL) L:30 W:30 H:16 MASK) L:19 W:12 H:5
Nuratar, Andrew (Anculu) Noatak poses with a mask that he made in 1987. The mask depicts the half-man half-animal spirit known as Irci. Andrew created the mask from driftwood and gull feathers and painted it with traditional blue and red pigments obtained from Nelson Island.
Owl mask with five feathers. The symbolic meaning of color varies with the creator of the mask and the story he or she is relating. Recurring colors include red which may sometimes symbolize life, blood, or give protection to the mask's wearer; black which sometimes represents death or the afterlife; and white which sometimes can mean living or winter. Collected by J.H Turner in 1892. SI, 153629 (25.4 cm)