Tern Spirit Mask, by Harry Wesley

Masks from Nunivak Island often have a central animal figure surrounded by one or more rings with stylized appendages inserted around the rings. Nunivak Island mask carving traditions continued after missionary influence, as they were no longer made for wearing.

Year: 1990

Materials: Driftwood, willow, sinew, baleen, wolf fur, red ochre, white clay, commercial paint

Location: South Terminal Mezzanine

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Ted Stevens Anchorage Int'l Airport
South Terminal Mezzanine
Anchorage, AK 99502
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