Mask

About this object

Iconographic meaning

Represents grizzly bear: nan. See Boas, 1895, p. 32; 1905-09, p. 521, Pl. L, Fig. 3.

Physical description

Large, bear mask, carved and painted with a piece of fur nailed on. The muzzle is hinged with metal piece to a lower jaw. There is fur around the top and back of the head. The piece is tied together with twine to create a flap; two protruding pieces of fur form ears. There is twine that connects to the jaw allowing it to open and close. The mask is painted black, green, red and white.