Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Onöndowága (Seneca) maker
  • mask, mid 1900s–1980
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • cornhusk, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 48 x 49 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 7/8 x 19 5/16 x 3 15/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7034

The mask has a face made from bands of braided cornhusk and a fringe around the face made of cornhusk strips. There are round openings for the eyes and mouth. It is a light natural color.