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Deer Scout Mask
  • Kathryn Yauney
  • Deer Scout Mask, 1989
  • Where object was made: Chadron, Nebraska, United States
  • ceramic, ermine fur, antler, beads, porcupine quills, paint, cloth,
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 53 x 44 x 21 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 20 7/8 x 17 5/16 x 8 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6087

The ceramic mask has a human face and antlers at the top. The face is white, with wide red marks from the eyes to the ears and black detail. The forehead is covered with a band of red and metallic gold triangles and pearlescent white and black stepped triangles. There is a white disc on either side. There is brown fur with light ends across the top and down the sides of the face. There is black fluffy fur on either side of the face with white ermine over the top of the black fur. Antler discs are attached at the top of the ermine with earring-like loops with a large metal bead at the top and beads in red and black and white quills.