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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION

Kwakiutl Polychromed Wood Mask
Estimate
20,00030,000
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14

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION

Kwakiutl Polychromed Wood Mask
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Kwakiutl Polychromed Wood Mask
depicting Tsonoqwa, with a projecting tubular mouth in a "blowing" expression, exaggerated pinched cheeks, deeply hollowed eye frames enclosing close set pierced pupils, perpendicular nose and browline; red and black painted details.
height 18 1/4 in.
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Exhibited

Extended loan to the DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA

Catalogue Note

See Gunther, 1966, pp. 124-129: "Based on another myth complex is the story of Tsonoqwa, the Cannibal Woman who figures in the clan legends and also is a member of the Seal Society. She lives in the woods and wanders around seeking children to eat."

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