DJR 100 Years

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Catalog # Name Description
1 1989.60.16 Album Photograph Album
2 1991.47.4 Mask Mask of half-man and half-animal, from Nunivak Island. This mask has a "face" with 2 painted circles for eyes (not cut out) and 2 for the mouth. Half of the face is painted deep reddish brown and has black markings; it represents a human. The other half is mostly painted white except for a gash for a mouth and black "whiskers"; it represents a wolf. Two circles of wood surround the face. Circles within the Yup'ik tribe represented the universe. To the outside of these circles are attached 12 quills, each holding a wooden feather or fish. They represent (top to bottom): pin-tail duck, wings, front seal flippers, salmon, duck feet, back seal flippers and tail-feathers of the bird. This mask's intended purpose was for decoration, but created in the style and tradition of Yup'ik mask making. Traditionally, Yup'ik masks were created by shamans, or angalkut, to be worn during dances to bring prosperity to the tribe.The animal represented by the masks were intended to bring a surplus of that particular animal. Masks similar to this were made smaller with the intention of wearing one on the forehead.
3 1991.47.5 Mask Musk Ox mask from Nunivak Island. Center of mask is the black head of an ox with horns of bone. There are white and rust features on the ox and he holds a piece of wood in his mouth. Two wooden circles surround the head with eight feathers attached. Atop each of the feathers is a wooden fish or a wooden hoof. This mask's intended purpose was for decoration, but created in the style and tradition of Yup'ik mask making. Traditionally, Yup'ik masks were created by shamans, or angalkut, to be worn during dances to bring prosperity to the tribe.The animal represented by the masks were intended to bring a surplus of that particular animal. 1991.47.5 (Mask) image
4 1991.47.6 Mask Raven mask from King Island. Black mask depicts a raven with long beak and tongue. Includes a strap for hanging. Ravens are often symbols of trickery or heroism. 1991.47.6 (Mask) image