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Culture Haida
Title Mask
Date Ca. 1870
Medium Wood, fiber, and and pigment
Dimensions Object: 10 1/4 × 7 1/2 × 3 3/4 in. (26 × 19.1 × 9.5 cm)
Overall: 10 1/4 × 7 1/2 × 3 3/4 in. (26 × 19.1 × 9.5 cm)
Credit Line Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 70.100

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About this Work

Masks, like this example, where used for ceremonial occasions by Haida secret societies. During these ceremonies it was believed that spirits, such as the Wolf, temporarily entered the dancers. The connection between a mask and particular spirits is not always clear to those outside of the Haida community.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

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"Mask | Collections Online." Collections Online. Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, 2024.