Loon Transformation Mask

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Culture/People
Cherokee
Artist/Maker
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee descent, 1933-1996
Previous owner
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-
IACB source
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee descent, 1933-1996
Title
Loon Transformation Mask
Object Name
Mask
Media/Materials
Red cedar, paint, cotton cloth, commercial suede, twine/string
Techniques
Carved, painted
Dimensions
74.7 x 35 x 26.4 cm
Object Type
Masks and Masking
Place
Ariel; Cowlitz County; Washington; USA (inferred)
Date created
1966
Collection History
Commissioned by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the artist in 1966; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number
25/8269
Barcode
258269.000
See related items
Cherokee
Masks and Masking
On View
NMAI, Washington DC: Window on Collections, Animals
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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