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    Kwakiutl Dzoonokwa Mask
    Circa 1970
    Height 13 1/4 in. Width 9 in.

    This carved and black painted cedar wood mask represents Dzoonokwa. "Sunken, hollow eyes under a heavy brow, bony face with strong, hooked nose and hollow cheeks, lips pushed forward - these are the marks of the Dzoonokwa, the fearsome giant, usually female, of Kwakiutl mythology. All Northwest Coast people have traditions of giant, often malevolent, human-like creatures who dwell in the dark wilderness and occasionally interact with humans. The Dzoonokwa is the archetypical monster-giant of the Northwest Coast." This mask is attributed to Lelooska (1933-1996).

    Reference
    Holm, Bill. Spirit and Ancestor. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1987, pp. 106-107.



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    Auction Dates
    September, 2006
    29th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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