Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Oneida maker
  • mask, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Wisconsin, United States
  • wood, metal, horse hair, paint, buckskin, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 49 x 25 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 5/16 x 9 13/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7036

The wooden mask has a red face that has two white slashes on each cheek and forehead. There are metal discs in the eyes with small cutouts. It has an open mouth. Blond horse hair is bound at the top of the head and twice on either side with small buckskin ties. There is a small cloth bundle at the bottom binding on the proper right side.