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Catalog Number CAS 2015-0002-0001   CAS 2015-0002-0001; Carving (mask)
Category Carvings
Object Name Carving (mask)
Culture Inupiat
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Bone: whale vertebra; Other bone or antler (?)
Description Two-dimensional, low relief whale bone carving in the form of a wall hanging mask; Depicted is an oval-shaped human face, with carved lozenge-shaped eye sockets, elongated nose, open mouth, and high cheek bones; Elongated oval-shaped pieces of white bone (?) with black painted eyes are inserted into eye sockets; Two small pieces of white bone (?) representing 6 teeth are inserted into the upper side of the mouth and 3 separate pieces of white bone (?), each depicting a single tooth, are inserted into the lower side of the mouth; Small hole is cut through top of mask to allow for hanging it for display.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 13.7, Depth = 4.1, Length = 20.5

Catalog Number CAS 2015-0002-0002   CAS 2015-0002-0002; Carving (mask)
Category Carvings
Object Name Carving (mask)
Culture Inupiat
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Bone: whale vertebra
Description Two-dimensional, high relief carving in the form of a wall hanging mask; Depicted is a round human face with carved brow ridges, wide prominent nose and wide smiling mouth; Eyes and nostrils are represented by deeply drilled round holes; Narrow diameter hole is drilled through top of carving to facilitate hanging it for display; All cutaway surfaces are sanded or polished smooth.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 12.0, Depth = 6.9, Length = 14.4

Catalog Number CAS 2015-0002-0003   CAS 2015-0002-0003; Carving (mask)
Category Carvings
Object Name Carving (mask)
Culture Inupiat
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Bone: whale vertebra
Description Two-dimensional, low relief whale bone carving in the form of a wall hanging mask, depicting a human face that is generally round but with a triangular chin; Prominent nose and open, angled mouth are carved in relief, while almond-shaped eye sockets are counter-sunk; Narrow diameter hole is carved in each eye socket to represent eyes, extending all the way through to the reverse side of the carving; Pair of holes at bottom of nose to represent nostrils also extend all the way through carving; Third pair of side-by-side holes is drilled through top of mask to facilitate hanging it for display.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 14.5, Depth = 4.9, Length = 17.0

Catalog Number CAS 2015-0002-0004   CAS 2015-0002-0004; Carving (mask)
Category Carvings
Object Name Carving (mask)
Culture Inupiat
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Bone: whale vertebra; Tanned skin
Description Two dimensional, high relief whale bone carving in the form of a wall hanging mask, depicting a very round human face with narrow but prominent nose, high rounded cheekbones, and a very small mouth; Narrow slit eyes have been drilled out completely from front of carving to the reverse side; Several side-by-side holes have been similarly drilled all the way through to represent the mouth; Pair of side-by-side holes have been partially drilled into bottom of nose to represent the nostrils, and a final pair of holes has been drilled through the top of the mask to facilitate hanging it for display; Short loop of tanned skin has threaded through the later pair of holes.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 13.9, Depth = 7.9, Length = 15.4

Catalog Number CAS 2015-0002-0005   CAS 2015-0002-0005; Carving (mask)
Category Carvings
Object Name Carving (mask)
Culture Inupiat
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Bone: whale vertebra; Ivory (?); Other bone or antler; Rawhide
Description Two dimensional, high relief whale bone carving in the form of a wall hanging mask, depicting a round human face with an extremely wide, upturned nose with very flared nostrils and a wide but narrow slit for a mouth; Cutout eye sockets are inset with round bone or antler disks which have been painted with black downcast eyes; Two pieces of bone or antler that are partially cut to replicate 5 teeth have been inset and glued into the mouth; Pair of round ivory or bone disks are inset into chin to represent traditional labrets worn by Inupiak people; Pair of small round side-by-side holes have been drilled through top of ask at downward angle, extending all the way through to reverse side, and commercially tanned rawhide strip is threaded through them, for hanging the mask for display.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 20.7, Depth = 9.6, Length = 21.9

Catalog Number CAS 2015-0002-0006   CAS 2015-0002-0006; Carving (mask)
Category Carvings
Object Name Carving (mask)
Culture Inupiat
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Bone: whale vertebra
Description Two-dimensional, high relief whale bone carving in the form of a wall hanging mask, depicting an elongated human face; Eye sockets, nose, high cheekbones and very wide open mouth are all prominently shown; A wide slit is cut through the top of the mask and a short strip of tanned sealskin (?) is threaded through it and secured with thread wrapping to facilitate hanging mask for display.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 16.6, Depth = 6.6, Length = 20.9
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