Indiana University Indiana University IU

Culture Inupiat
Title Mask
Date 19th century
Medium Wood
Dimensions Object: 6 1/2 × 5 7/8 × 2 1/8 in. (16.5 × 14.9 × 5.4 cm)
Overall: 6 1/2 × 5 7/8 × 2 1/8 in. (16.5 × 14.9 × 5.4 cm)
Credit Line Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 86.5

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About this Work

This mask comes from Point Hope, Alaska, an area that Native Americans have called home for more than 2000 years. Carved wood masks, such as this one, were used for dances, entertainment, and other ceremonies.

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.