Mask

About this object

Cultural context

ceremonial

Iconographic meaning

Mouse or squirrel mask. (T.D. Johnson, 1962). Atlakā€™am dance.

Physical description

Mask with elongated face, small eyeholes rimmed in black, black eyebrows with red and black u-shapes above them, red nostrils, and red lips with two curved red lines to either side of the mouth. The remainder of the face is white. Cedar bark fringe hangs from top of head where it is attached with off-white fabric strips.