Dance or trade mask
Kalaallitt (Greenland Eskimo)
Object Place: Ammassalik, East Greenland
Overall: 18.7 x 12.7 x 8.3 cm (7 3/8 x 5 x 3 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wood (probably drfitwood), pigment, lampblack, cotton cordage
Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)
Small, round face mask with contorted features: nose twists to one side, with mouth almost entirely at that side. Dark patina.
Collected by Commander Carlton Skinner in Ammassalik, Greenland, in 1941 while his ship was touring the northern Atlantic.
Gift of Governor Carlton Skinner and Solange Skinner