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sitting man wearing a mask
  • Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) peoples
  • sitting man wearing a mask, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • corn husk, wood, string, leather, beads, painted, cloth, fur, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 22.5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 8 7/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6254
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Description

The figure of a man is wrapped in cornhusks and sits on a wooden stool. He is wearing a large mask with a prominently broken nose. There is brown fur hair on the mask and the back of the mask is red cloth. It covers the wearer's head. He is wearing a leather loincloth with a fringed skirt-like wrap over the top. He has a string belt that crosses over the proper left shoulder. There are wraps below both knees in white, light blue, and dark blue. He is wearing dark brown leather moccasins with yellow and red beads on top. The figure's proper left hand is raised and he holds a long wooden staff in the proper right hand. The figure is mounted on a dark brown painted wooden base.