Catalog Number : E17300
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, metal hinge, string, leather
Hinged jaw. For more on the Thunderbird, see the section entitled "Kwakiutl Cosmology".
Catalog Number : E17299
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, cotton textile, shell
Hinged lower lip and shell inlay on forehead. The inlay on the mask's forehead may indicate that it is a specific sea monster known as 'Namxxelagiyu'.
Catalog Number : E17298
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, cedar bark, string
This mask appears to be a Crooked Beak of Heaven mask, owing to the flared beak and nostrils and its cedar bark mane. For more on Crooked Beak of Heaven, see the section entitled "Kwakiutl Cosmology".
Catalog Number : E17297
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, string
Moveable dorsal and pectoral fins and tail. Whale masks are typically quite large and are usually worn over the dancer's back, freeing the dancer's hands to pull strings that would cause the fins and tail to move. Killer whale masks like this one are typically danced at the Tta'sata ceremony and are associated with great wealth and clan ancestors, or may represent servants of the sea god, Kumugwe.
Catalog Number : E17296
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, feathers, down, shell, textile, string, metal nails
Catalog Number : E17294
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood
Catalog Number : E17293
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood
Catalog Number : E17292
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood
Catalog Number : 17978
Accession Number : 4615
Accession Date : 06/15/1915
Tribe : Kwakiutl
Region : Northwest Coast
Material : wood (cedar?), cedar shavings, plant fiber cordage
Source : Dr. Samuel A. Barrett - MPM Curator of Anthropology (1909-1921)
Catalog Number : 17977
Accession Number : 4615
Accession Date : 06/15/1915
Tribe : Kwakiutl
Region : Northwest Coast
Material : wood (cedar?), plant fiber cordage, cedar shavings, stain?
Source : Dr. Samuel A. Barrett - MPM Curator of Anthropology (1909-1921)