Northwest Coast Kwakiutl Polychrome Wood Sun Mask 1970s

Winning Bid: $3,000

Northwest Coast Kwakiutl Polychrome Wood Sun Mask 1970s:

Native American, Pacific Northwest, Kwakwaka’wakw / Kwakiutl / Kwagiulth culture, ca. 1970s CE. A charming sun mask, the central mask and orb-like surround carved separately, skillfully conjoined, and painted with bright colors, demonstrating the signature visual style of the people of the Pacific Northwest. At the center is a high relief mask presenting a dramatic expression with openwork eyes and an open mouth, net motifs adorning the forehead and below the chin, and face paint or tattoos, all delineated in a traditional vibrant palette of red, blue, black, and white. This face is surrounded by a circular orb that is embellished with stylized motifs in red, black, and white. Impressive for its grand size and refined artistry! Size: 7.5″ L x 26.25″ W x 26.25″ H (19 cm x 66.7 cm x 66.7 cm)

Artemis Gallery
Live Auction

Pre-Columbian | Tribal | Oceanic

Start: Mar 18, 2021 10:00 EDTEnd: Mar 19, 2021 04:06 EDT