DANCE MASK

Wood, feathers (replaced), vegetal fibers, white and red paint Height 24 cm (9.5 in.) Kuskokwim River, Alaska - circa 1890-1910
Provenance
Collected by Adam Hollis Twitchell; Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York, No. 9/3390, 1919; Acquired by Julius Carlebach, New York, in 1944; Robert Lebel Collection, Paris; By descent to his son, Jean-Jacques Lebel; Calmels Cohen, Paris, December 4, 2006, lot 12
Literature
Field, Jennifer (ed.), Moon Dancers: Yup'ik Masks and the Surrealists, Di Donna Galleries, New York, 2018, pp. 72-74 and 140
Ellis (ed.), Art of the Arctic: Reflections of the Unseen (Masks), Black Dog Publishing, London, 2015, p. 49, pl. 10

Exhibited
New York, Di Donna Galleries, 'Moon Dancers: Yup'ik Masks and the Surrealists', April 27 - June 29, 2018

EXHIBITOR

Donald Ellis Gallery

"Historical Native American Art"

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