Arctic (Culture Area)
birds, walrus, seal, tunghat spirit
Shield-shaped, wooden plaque dance mask with central tunghat spirit face surrounded by five holes representing pathways to spirit worlds where birds, seals, and whales are positioned. Hide thongs serve as hair; downturned mouth with two labrets inserted at lower lip. Feathers inserted around upper sides and edge connected with string.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010)
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