Whale Mask Item Number: A5300 from the MOA: University of British Columbia

Description

Whale with a protruding ridge from the top lip over the nose as well as a moveable jaw, tail, dorsal fin, and pectoral fins. The mask or headdress is painted black with white designs on the tail, back and nose ridge, designs in green, red, white and black on the fins, green around the eyes, red nostrils, black eyebrows outlined in white, and white and red over the red mouth.

Cultural Context

ceremonial