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Eskimo Wood Mask

Auction:
3316B
Lot:
339
Sold for:
$18,450$15,000

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

Description:

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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Keywords

John Beach, Chukchi Sea, Coastal artillery, Driggs, Driggs-Seabury, Iñupiat, John B. Driggs, Nostril, Point Hope, Alaska, States of the United States, Weapons, Inupiaq, Alaska

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