- Museum number
Wooden Xwe Xwe mask painted blue, white and red with two cylindrical attached eyeballs and a drooping forked nose.
Diameter: 19 centimetres
Height: 50 centimetres
Width: 37 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Erna Gunther visited the Museum on September 22 1977. She confirmed the attribution to JCK - before Inverarity had provided the documentation. She said that the Lummi 'only go to Lummi island for fishing', She said there was another one in the Burke Museum c 1929-1930 which she 'showed a Clallam informant... he said they (the Lummi) were crazy to have made it.' Used in the Lummi Winter Dances, part of the southern most masking tradition in the Pacific Northwest.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This object was purchased from Robert Bruce Inverarity in 1976. In his accompanying notes (Eth. Doc. 1225), he records that the object was purchased in the 1930s on Lummi Island from George George, a Lummi native and the son of Patrick George, a prominent Lummi dancer and carver, who created the object.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Item 62 (Inverarity collection number)