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 Articulated Mask Eskimo, Alaska Carved wood and pigments 19th century Height: 11 ¾ in. Ex collection Jeffrey Myers, New York
Noh mask by Ichiyu TERAI, Japan
Lower Yukon polar bear mask collected by J. H. Turner, 1891. Although rare in southwestern Alaska, polar bears sometimes range as far south as Nunivak Island. It was thought that when a polar bear was after someone, it lay on its back with legs in the air and, by bending its legs inward, imitated four hunters gutting a seal -- hence the saying that a person should be careful about approaching such hunters. SI, 153639 (27.9 cm)
Maiden Spirit (Agbogho Mmuo) Helmet Mask Nigeria, Lgbo, North. Late 19th- early 20th centuries
Kuskokwim Yupik mask depicting a walrus and another creature, c. 1875; in the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, Smithsonian Institution, New York City. Credit: Courtesy of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York
Inuit boy holding a mask
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