Unidentified, King Island, Alaska / Ugiuvak
TWO SHAMAN MASKS
wood; wood and ivory
11" x 7.25" — 27.9 x 18.4 cm.
King Island shaman masks represent the good shaman and the bad shaman. The bad shaman is characterized by the thick lower lip and the good shaman by a thick upper lip.
Dorothy Jean Ray, Eskimo Art: Tradition and Innovation in North Alaska, 1977, page 263
The Collection of Dr. Francis Sparshott, 1985
Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Ivory
Settlement: Alaska, King Island, Alaska, Ugiuvak