Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Native Arctic maker
  • mask, late 1800s–1980
  • reindeer hide, dog fur
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: approximately 31 x 24 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: approximately 12 3/16 x 9 7/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0472

This human face is made of molded reindeer hide with cutouts for the eyes and mouth. The eyes are ringed with short brown fur, and the eyebrows are made of light brown fur. The hairstyle of white reindeer fur is parted down the middle. The face is ringed with downy white fur, some with black tips.