Yupik Moon Woman mask

Carved and painted wooden mask of a woman's face

This Yup’ik mask from Alaska’s Lower Yukon represents the Spirit of the Moon-Woman. It was created around 1870 and sold to Georges Duthuit by the Museum of the American Indian. Today it is in a private collection. It was included in Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona – ExplorationVacation.net #yupik #nativeart #masks