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Mask used in the dance of San Miguel

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Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Culture/People:
Zoque
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Chiapas State; Mexico
Date Created:
1930-1940
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; purchased by MAI from an unknown source in 1943.
Catalog Number:
20/5913
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Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_219651
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Mask

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Artists/Makers:
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee, 1933-1996
Donor:
Michael Epstein, Non-Indian
Rhoda Epstein, Non-Indian
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint, animal hair
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
30.5 x 13.5 x 28.3 cm
Culture/People:
Cherokee
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Ariel; Cowlitz County; Washington; USA
Date Created:
circa 1980
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of Michael and Rhoda Epstein; donated to NMAI by Mr. and Mrs. Epstein in 2002.
Catalog Number:
26/1527
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_277625

Pichilingue mask

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Media/Materials:
Wood, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
18.3 x 15.6 x 7.8 cm
Culture/People:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Huamelula; San Pedro Huamelula Municipality, Tehuantepec District, Istmo Region; Oaxaca State; Mexico
Date Created:
2000-2002
Collection History:
Purchased for NMAI by Dr. Alicia María González (NMAI staff member) between 2000 and 2002.
Catalog Number:
26/3309
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279460

Mask

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Artists/Makers:
Duane Pasco (Duane Noble Pasco), Non-Indian, b. 1932
Media/Materials:
Cedar, copper, horsehair, commercially tanned leather, copper nails
Techniques:
Carved, painted, inlaid, nailed
Dimensions:
40.8 x 46.4 x 19.4 cm
Culture/People:
Non-Indian
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Seattle; King County; Washington; USA
Date Created:
circa 1970
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from an unknown source at an unknown date; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
26/622
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_276789

Negrito mask

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Media/Materials:
Wood, paint, plastic
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
17 x 14.3 x 8.7 cm
Culture/People:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Huamelula; San Pedro Huamelula Municipality, Tehuantepec District, Istmo Region; Oaxaca State; Mexico
Date Created:
2000-2002
Collection History:
Purchased for NMAI by Dr. Alicia María González (NMAI staff member) between 2000 and 2002.
Catalog Number:
26/3311
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279462

Mask

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Artists/Makers:
Oscar A. Sage, Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo), 1925-2003
Media/Materials:
Whale bone, bearded seal/ugruk hide/skin
Techniques:
Carved, tied
Dimensions:
24 x 17.5 x 7 cm
Culture/People:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Kivalina; NANA Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date Created:
1965-1969
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives in 1969 from an unknown source; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/8556
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_274501

Negrito mask

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Media/Materials:
Wood, paint, shoelace
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
17.3 x 14.4 x 7.4 cm
Culture/People:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Huamelula; San Pedro Huamelula Municipality, Tehuantepec District, Istmo Region; Oaxaca State; Mexico
Date Created:
2000-2002
Collection History:
Purchased for NMAI by Dr. Alicia María González (NMAI staff member) between 2000 and 2002.
Catalog Number:
26/3310
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279461

Mask used in fiesta of San Miguel

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Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Culture/People:
Zoque
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Tuxtla Gutiérrez; Tuxtla Gutiérrez Municipality, Centro Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date Created:
1930-1940
Collection History:
Collected by Donald B. Cordry (1907-1978, collector and amateur ethnologist); acquired by MAI in 1941.
Catalog Number:
20/3858
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Ethnographic Items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_217860
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Mask

view Mask digital asset number 1
Artists/Makers:
Oscar A. Sage, Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo), 1925-2003
Media/Materials:
Whale bone, bearded seal/ugruk hide/skin
Techniques:
Carved, tied
Dimensions:
26.8 x 20.3 x 5.8 cm
Culture/People:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Kivalina; NANA Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date Created:
1965-1969
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives in 1969 from an unknown source; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/8552
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_274497

Unfinished jaguar mask

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Artists/Makers:
Anastasio Benitez, Guerrero Nahua
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Dimensions:
20 x 15 x 16 cm
Culture/People:
Guerrero Nahua
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Guerrero State; Mexico
Date Created:
2003
Collection History:
Purchased by Ramiro Matos (Quechua, NMAI staff) in 2003.
Catalog Number:
26/3063
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279210
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Mask

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Artists/Makers:
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee, 1933-1996
Media/Materials:
Cedar, cedar bark, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
23 x 11 x 28.5 cm
Culture/People:
Cherokee
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Ariel; Cowlitz County; Washington; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1963-1964
Collection History:
Purchased from the artist in 1964 by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/5669
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_271535

Mask

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Artists/Makers:
Duane Pasco (Duane Noble Pasco), Non-Indian, b. 1932
Media/Materials:
Cedar, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
23.5 x 16 x 23 cm
Culture/People:
Non-Indian
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Seattle; King County; Washington; USA
Date Created:
1971
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from Richard White Gallery (Seattle, Washington) between 1971 and 1972; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/5662
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_271528

Mask accessory

view Mask accessory digital asset number 1
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber
Techniques:
Knotted
Culture/People:
Tzotzil Maya [Chiapa de Corzo] (Chiapense)
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Chiapa de Corzo; Chiapa de Corzo Municipality, Centro Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date Created:
1935-1940
Collection History:
Collected in 1940 by Donald B. Cordry (1907-1978, collector and amateur ethnologist); purchased by MAI the same year.
Catalog Number:
20/2680
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Ethnographic Items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_216614
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Mask

view Mask digital asset number 1
Artists/Makers:
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee, 1933-1996
Media/Materials:
Cedar, bearskin/fur, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
12 x 26 x 32 cm
Culture/People:
Cherokee
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Ariel; Cowlitz County; Washington; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1964
Collection History:
Purchased from the artist in 1964 or 1965 by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/5671
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_271537

Mask

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Artists/Makers:
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee, 1933-1996
Media/Materials:
Red cedar, cedar bark, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
13 x 65 cm
Culture/People:
Cherokee
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Ariel; Cowlitz County; Washington; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1964-1965
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the artist's mother, Mary Shona-hah Smith (Oklahoma Cherokee, 1912-1997) in 1965; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/6175
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_272048

Mask

view Mask digital asset number 1
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
21.9 x 14.5 x 6.8 cm
Culture/People:
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Eastern Cherokee Reservation, Qualla Boundary; Jackson County and Swain County; North Carolina; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1960-1970
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from an unknown source at an unknown date; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/5676
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_271542

Pichilingue mask

view Pichilingue mask digital asset number 1
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint, plastic
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
16.8 x 15.3 x 7.8 cm
Culture/People:
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Huamelula; San Pedro Huamelula Municipality, Tehuantepec District, Istmo Region; Oaxaca State; Mexico
Date Created:
2000-2002
Collection History:
Purchased for NMAI by Dr. Alicia María González (NMAI staff member) between 2000 and 2002.
Catalog Number:
26/3312
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279463

Mask

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Artists/Makers:
Anastasio Benitez, Guerrero Nahua
Mrs. Anastasio Benitez, Guerrero Nahua
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted, drilled
Dimensions:
31 x 20 x 18 cm
Culture/People:
Guerrero Nahua
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Guerrero State; Mexico (inferred)
Date Created:
2003
Collection History:
Purchased by Ramiro Matos (Quechua, NMAI staff) from the artists in 2003.
Catalog Number:
26/3064
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279211

Woman's mask

view Woman's mask digital asset number 1
Media/Materials:
Driftwood, caribou hair, cotton twine/string, cotton cloth, ochre, charcoal
Techniques:
Painted, bent, tied
Dimensions:
53.5 x 38.2 x 5.9 cm
Culture/People:
Yup'ik (Yupik Eskimo)
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Kuskokwim River; Calista Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Site Name:
Kuskokwim River
Date Created:
circa 1905
Collection History:
Collected by A.H. Twitchell (1872-1949), probably between 1905 and 1909; acquired by MAI in 1919.
Catalog Number:
9/3437
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Ethnographic Items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_100620
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Bear mask

view Bear mask digital asset number 1
Media/Materials:
Poplar, bearskin/fur (black bear), paint, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
36 x 28 x 25 cm
Culture/People:
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Eastern Cherokee Reservation, Qualla Boundary; Jackson County and Swain County; North Carolina; USA
Date Created:
circa 1920
Collection History:
Collected before 1933 by anthropologist Frank G. Speck (1881-1951); purchased by MAI in 1933.
Catalog Number:
18/5512
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Ethnographic Items
On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_198426
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