Dance or trade mask

Kalaallitt (Greenland Eskimo)
about 1930–40


Object Place: Ammassalik, East Greenland

Dimensions

Overall: 18.7 x 12.7 x 8.3 cm (7 3/8 x 5 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2002.786

Medium or Technique

Wood (probably drfitwood), pigment, lampblack, cotton cordage

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Masks

Small, round face mask with contorted features: nose twists to one side, with mouth almost entirely at that side. Dark patina.

Provenance

Collected by Commander Carlton Skinner in Ammassalik, Greenland, in 1941 while his ship was touring the northern Atlantic.

Credit Line

Gift of Governor Carlton Skinner and Solange Skinner