- Museum number
Bird's head mask (with rattle) made of wood, stone (talc), gum (spruce), mica, feathers, sinew, limpet shells.
Length: 37 centimetres
Width: 15 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- see JCH King `First Peoples, First Contacts' British Museum Press 1999; see JCH King `Artificial Curiosities of the North West Coast of America' BMP Ltd 1981
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1979-1980 15 Feb-29 Sept, London, Museum of Mankind; Captain Cook in the South Seas
1988 15 Jan-1 May, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples
1988 1 Jul-1 Nov, Museum of Civilization, Lorne Building, Ottawa, The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples
1993-95, London, Museum of Mankind, 'Treasures of the Americas'
1999 25 Jun-2011 2 Mar, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The Mowachaht of Vancouver Island"
2014 1 Nov-2015 22 Feb, London, Dulwich Picture Gallery, "From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia"
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collected during one of Cook's voyages.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1780D8.55 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Am1780A1110.2