Catalog Number : E17309
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood
Catalog Number : E17308
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, cord
Catalog Number : E17306
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, string
Catalog Number : E17305
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, string
This mask may have been misidentified by Barrett, and may be more properly called a "Gambling" Dancer mask, owing to the heavy eyebrows, moustache, and horizontal stripes across the cheeks of the mask. Intended to bring levity to otherwise stressful social settings like potlatches, characters like "Gamblers" interrupt ceremonies and invite special guests to play "rigged" games of chance. These games often pay off in extravagant prizes, and are "rigged" to make sure that all participants win a prize.
Catalog Number : E17304
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, cotton textile, string, metal
Intended to bring levity to otherwise stressful social settings like potlatches, characters like "Gamblers" interrupt ceremonies and invite special guests to play "rigged" games of chance. These games often pay off in extravagant prizes, and are "rigged" to make sure that all participants win a prize.
Catalog Number : E17303
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, string, cotton cloth
Intended to bring levity to otherwise stressful social events like potlatches, characters like "Gamblers" interrupt ceremonies and invite special guests to play "rigged" games of chance. These games often pay off in extravagant prizes, and are "rigged" to make sure that all participants win a prize.
Catalog Number : E17302
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint
Catalog Number : E17301
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint
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'.