Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) maker
  • mask, mid 1900s–1980
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • wood, horse hair, paint, copper, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 81 x 21 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 31 7/8 x 8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7035

The human face is skewed to the left side. It is black with a wrinkled forehead and a large nose. The eyes have a small hole in each and a teardrop shaped copper detail. The upper lip is textured and the lips are red. Long black hair falls on either side.