Mask Item Number: 3123/22 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Carved wooden mask. Face is long and narrow, with a dark, pointed beard and tall hairstyle topped by a bun. Inner portion of the face is a light tan colour, with bulging eyes, a small, narrow nose, and protruding diamond shaped mouth. Two rows of small squares decorate the cheeks. The forehead and edges of the face are painted red, with a diamond shape carved on forehead at centre, and two small round ears protruding from sides. The back rim of the mask is large, unpainted, and carries two bored holes on each side and at top. It has been lacquered on the interior.