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Culture:Alaska Native; Yupik or Iñupiat
Title:Carved mask
Date Made:20th century
Type:Sculpture; Ceremonial
Materials:Wood, paint
Place Made:North America; United States; Alaska
Measurements:Overall: 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 1.27 cm x 5.715 cm x 5.715 cm
Accession Number:  MH 2000.266.18.INV
Credit Line:Gift of Rachel (Spinney) Simmet (Class of 1931)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

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Mask-like carved wooden object with blue, black, red, and brown paint on surface.

Native American; indigenous people

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