- Museum number
Mask carved in the form of a beaver, surface mostly painted blue, with fur detailed in black on the chin; lips and nostrils coloured red. The mask is made of alder wood, with skin straps attached below the ears.A metal plate fixed inside acts as repair to a split running longitudinally down the face.
Length: 23 centimetres
Width: 21.50 centimetres
Depth: 17.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Object was one of 10 pieces that featured in an episode of the BBC documentary series "Animal Behaviour", filmed in September 1981.
Alica Leppanen, Adjunct Faculty, Native Northwest Coast Art, Whatcom Collegem, CAS 166, suggested this is Tlingit rather than Nuu-Chah-Naulth based on the stylistic traits described by Alicia.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1993-95, London, Museum of Mankind, 'Treasures of the Americas'
2003 15 Dec-2009 Jun, BM Room 24: Wellcome Trust Gallery, dc4, Living and Dying
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1877C2.252 (old CDMS no.)