Mask representing "amikuk," a spirit that lives in the ground

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Culture/People
Kuskwogmiut Yup'ik (Kuskokwim Eskimo)
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
Mask representing "amikuk," a spirit that lives in the ground
Media/Materials
Driftwood, feather/feathers, pigment/pigments, baleen
Techniques
Carved, wrapped, pegged, painted
Dimensions
39 x 60 x 9.5 cm
Object Type
Masks and Masking
Native Term
kegginaquq
Place
Kuskokwim River; Calista Native Corporation, Doyon Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date created
circa 1910
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
9/3421
Barcode
093421.000
See related items
Kuskwogmiut Yup'ik (Kuskokwim Eskimo)
Masks and Masking
On View
NMAI, Washington DC: Our Universes, Yupik
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
Contact Us
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