Wooden spirit mask, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), United States, c. 1801-1920.

Made:
1801-1920 in United States

Wooden spirit mask, carved by the False Face Society of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) peoples, United States, c. 1801-1920. Such masks were usually used to drive away evil spirits associated with illness and injury.

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Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A645098
Materials:
leather, ? material, wood
type:
mask
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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