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Object ID 98.1085
Object Name Mask
Other Name Bookwus mask
Old number (pre-Stanford) Temp #15
Material Wood/Paint/String
Description A bookwus (cockle hunter) mask carved out of red cedar. It is painted green, red, white, and black. There is a thick string tied through the hole at the top of the head and a thinner string tied through the nostrils. "William P. George" is written in pencil on the inside.
Dimensions H-36 W-22 D-21 cm
Date 1985
Provenance Carved by William P. George in 1985. Bought by Ron Spencer from the Campbell River Museum store. Donated by Ron Spencer to the Cantor Center for Visual Arts in memory of Warren Vinson Spencer and Myra Lewis Spencer in 1998. Transfered on 05/06/1998.
Culture Kwakwaka'wakw/Kwa-giulth/Kwakiutl
Found North America; Northwest; Canada; Vancouver Island; Campbell River Museum s
Place of Origin (if different than Found) North America; Northwest; Canada; Vancouver Island
Collector Spencer, Ron
Collection Anthropology; North America; Northwest
Search Terms Accessories
Ceremonial objects
Mixed material objects
North America
Vancouver Island
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