Mask

About this object

Iconographic meaning

Fish mask, possibly Salmon, Mayuxwana of Atlakā€™am. See Boas, 1921, pp. 1192-1193.

Physical description

Mask with an elongated face, a slightly protruding brow, a nose with a pointed tip that joines to the pointed top centre of the downturned mouth, and a cedar bark fringe around the face. The mask is painted white with black eyebrows, a green curvilinear design around the eyes with scalloped scale symbols underneath the eyes, black designs on the cheeks, a red-tipped nose, and black lips. Fibre cord at reverse.