Bird/human figure hung in the men's house during dances

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Culture/People
probably Yup'ik (Yupik Eskimo) (attributed)
Collector
Adams Hollis Twitchell (A. H. Twitchell), Non-Indian, 1872-1949
Previous owner
Adams Hollis Twitchell (A. H. Twitchell), Non-Indian, 1872-1949
Seller
Adams Hollis Twitchell (A. H. Twitchell), Non-Indian, 1872-1949
Presenter/funding source
James Bishop Ford (James B. Ford), Non-Indian, 1844-1928
Object Name
Bird/human figure hung in the men's house during dances
Media/Materials
Driftwood, sealskin/fur, feather/feathers, down, ochre, charcoal
Techniques
Carved, drilled, pegged, painted
Dimensions
47 x 48 x 22 cm
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place
Kuskokwim River; Calista Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date created
circa 1905
Collection History
Collected by Bethel, Alaska, trader Adams Hollis Twitchell (1872-1949), probably between 1905 and 1916; purchased by MAI from A. H. Twitchell in 1919 using funds donated by MAI trustee James B. Ford (1844-1928).
Catalog Number
9/3440
Barcode
093440.000
See related items
Yup'ik (Yupik Eskimo)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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