Catalog Number : E17359
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, hair, hide, string, metal nails
The quality of workmanship and hair on this piece suggest it was a chiefly mask. If so, it may not have been danced, as is generally the case with such elite masks, and was instead used at the end of a potlatch to symbolize great wealth and power. For more on Dzunukwa, see the section entitled "Kwakiutl Cosmology".