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Niijaang.u (portrait mask)

Photo: Paul Macapia

Niijaang.u (portrait mask)

ca. 1840

Red cedar, copper, leather, paint, nails, human hair, seal skin
10 x 7 1/2 x 4 in. (25.4 x 19.05 x 10.16 cm)
Gift of John H. Hauberg
Provenance: Micheal R. Johnson, Seattle, Washington, until 1971; John H. Hauberg, Seattle, Washington, 1971-1991; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Photo: Paul Macapia
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Collects Northwest Coast Native Art, February 12, - May 17, 2015

London, England, Kansas City, Missouri, Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of North American Indian Art, 1976-77
Published ReferencesThe Spirit Within: Northwest Coast Native Art from the John H. Hauberg Collection, Seattle Art Museum, 1995, pg. 104

Coe, Ralph T., Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of North American Indian Art, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1977, no. 273, p. 137, illus.

Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish and the customary territories of the Suquamish and Muckleshoot Peoples. As a cultural and educational institution, we honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future. We also acknowledge the urban Native peoples from many Nations who call Seattle their home.

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