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Deeply carved humanoid hawk mask has the following features: widely spaced u-shaped ears with interior red split u, trefoil-shaped design on forehead between ears, black brows, deeply inset eye areas with circular hollow eyes, pointed hooked nose that touches the centre of upper lip, rounded semi-circular nostrils, two ridged u-forms on temples, semi-circular scallop-like design on cheeks, deeply inset area around protruding continuous lip band, pointed chin, and two nails at top of ears. On reverse, two metal 'eyes' are screwed in below the forehead, a twisted cord is looped through both 'eyes' and knotted, two other pieces of cord are looped and knotted around first cord, signed at upper side on right, "Hawk-Kwakiutl-Margaret Bay."

Cultural Context

contemporary art


Northwest Coast collection was developed over several decades by Dr. Mackay.

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