Face mask

Kalaallitt (Greenland Eskimo)
about 1930–40


Object Place: Ammassalik, Greenland

Dimensions

26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2002.780

Medium or Technique

Wood (probably driftwood) with walrus tusk and pigment

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Masks

Elongated face mask with rounded finial, smoothly-carved rounded features and individual ivory teeth set into mouth opening.

Provenance

Collected by Commander Carlton Skinner in Ammassalik, Greenland in 1943 while his ship was touring the northern Atlantic.

Credit Line

Gift of Governor Carlton Skinner and Solange Skinner