TUNGHAK MASK

Wood with paint Height 24.5 cm (10 in.) Lower Yukon River, Alaska - circa 1880
Provenance
By descent through the estate of Reta Mae Daniels, Bellingham, Washington, to her grandson; Reta Mae Daniels (b. 1900) travelled to Unalaska in 1917, reportedly the first Caucasian schoolteacher in the Aleutian Islands, upon leaving Alaska in 1918, a pair of masks was presented as a parting gift; Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas; Private collection, New York
Literature
Ellis (ed.), Art of the Arctic: Reflections of the Unseen, Black Dog Publishing, London, 2015, p. 79, pl. 20

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Donald Ellis Gallery

"Historical Native American Art"

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