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Northwest Coast Polychrome Mask

Auction:
3243B
Lot:
258
Sold for:
$22,140$18,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3243B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Northwest Coast Polychrome Mask, Tlingit, c. 1930s, old label attached states, "this mask was carved by a son of Chief Anablahash of the Taku tribe of the N.W. Coast Tlingits. He was the Master carver of one of the Douglas Island Clans. He was in his 90s when this mask was purchased from the Nugget Shop of Juneau, Alaska in the 1940s or 1950s. The mask's usage was ceremonial, very rare", ht. 12 3/4, wd. 9 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000


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Keywords

Anablahash, Alaska, Douglas Island, First Nations in British Columbia, Geography of Alaska, Juneau, Alaska, Northwest Coast art, Taku, Tlingit, Juneau

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