11-09-2019 11-09-2019
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3316B Boston
November 9, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

Eskimo Wood Mask

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3316B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 09, 2019 10:00AM


Eskimo Wood Mask, Inupiaq, Alaska, early/mid 19th century, naturalistic face mask with pierced eyes, nostrils and mouth, which contains small teeth, (losses), ht. 7 1/2, wd. 5 1/4 in.

Provenance: Dr. John Beach Driggs Collection, Delaware. Driggs was an Episcopal missionary physician and educator who served in Point Hope, Alaska, between 1890 and 1910. By family descent.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

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John Beach, Inupiaq