Face mask

Kalaallitt (Greenland Eskimo)
Late 19th to early 20th century


Object Place: Ammassalik, Greenland

Dimensions

Overall: 30.5 x 14 x 7.6 cm (12 x 5 1/2 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

2002.785

Medium or Technique

Wood (probably driftwood)

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Masks

Elongated face mask with grimacing expression. Dark patina.

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