Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) peoples
  • mask, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 18 x 18 x 40 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 1/16 x 7 1/16 x 15 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5531

The carved wooden mask depicts a bird's head. The head is blue with white and black eyes. The yellow beak is slightly open, showing a red tongue. The top and back of the head is open with black edges and holes in the perimeter.