Mask (Human Face)

Deg Hit'an
Dene (Athabascan)


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collected 1903-1904

Cottonwood and spruce wood, paint, winter-tanned seal skin, and traces of long caribou neck hair

Overall: 7 1/2 × 5 1/8 in. (19 × 13 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Lt. Col. Alfred T. Clifton, Class of 1927P



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Subarctic

Not on view

Publication History

Nicole Stuckenberger, Thin Ice: Inuit Traditions within a Changing Environment, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 61, no.30.


Collected by Lt. Col. Alfred Theodore Clifton (1875-1944) with the U.S. Army Signal Corps aboard the cable ship Burnside, St. Michael, Alaska, 1903-1904; given to present collection (through his son, Alfred Theodore Clifton, Jr. (1906-1996), Class of 1927), 1942.

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