An especially well-preserved example, complete with eighteen vivid silk-screened plates (see Iverarity's descriptions of masks and figures below), prepared for The Michigan Art and Craft Project, a division of the. Shield mask representing the sun. Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle. This mask was obtained from a shaman at Kluckwan. It was used in the winter ceremonies, being carried by a dancer before his face.
At a given signal, when struck with a wooden club, the several sections of the face, pulled by a string, fly apart. This is known as a Kah-Ghon, or sun mask. Each portion when opened represents a ray of the sun. Length 12 inches, width 8 inches Provin-cial Museum, Victoria, B.Newcombe in 1913 at Bella Coola. This is divided into four pieces, all of which move. Figure with movable head and arms, Nonlemgila.
Length 29 inches, width 9 inches. Newcombe in 1913 at Newettee.
Double mask, Raven and Cannibal of the Mountains. Length 6 feet 2 inches, width 8 inches, height 12 inches.
Newcombe in 1914 at Blunden Harbor. The lower jaws of both masks can be moved with strings.Length 16 inches, width 12 inches. When a string is pulled, a detached mouth covers the one on the mask itself. Figure with movable arms, Nonlemgila. Length 37 inches, width 9 inches. Jacobsen in 1893 at Bella Bella. Strings allow the figure to split down the center and come together again. Figure with movable head and arms and fur covering. Length 14 inches, width 8 inches. Collection of William New-combe, Victoria, B. Mask representing the Devil Fish. American Museum of Natural History, New York City. The conical forms on the face of the lower mask represent the suckers on the tentacles of the devil fish. The tentacles above are jiggled with a string.
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York City. The legs and pincers are movable.
The chest opens, disclosing a movable face mounted on pins. The face flaps, and lower jaw and dorsal fins are movable by means of strings. The outside represents an Eagle and the inside a human face.
Length 18 inches, width 25 inches. Newcombe in 1912 at Comox. Mask representing the alliance between the Sisiutt, or double-headed serpent, sun, and man. Length 15 inches, width 21 inches. The arms of the upper figure and the double-headed serpent are movable.Length 40 inches, width 91/2 inches. The nose of this mask telescopes into itself. United States National Museum, Washington, D. Large goose and other bird. Length 26 inches, width 11 inches. Newcombe in 1911 at Uclataw.
The head of the goose and wings are moved by strings. An attractive collection of striking Northwest-coast Indian art. One of only 250 copies.
Masks & Figures of the North Pacific Coast Indians. 1 of 250" is in sale since Tuesday, December 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "night_and_honey" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.