A fine older Northwest Coast Kwakiutl complex articulated crooked beak Hamatsa mask carved by master carver Silas Coon (born 1963 -). See Biography of artist at bottom of page.Silas is considered the preeminent carver of smaller works. The mask is carved from cedar and depicts a crooked beak creature from Kwakiutl mythology and was a prominent figure in the potlatch ceremonies of the people. A crawling wolf is crawling up the beak , with a human head emerging from its open beak (hidden when the articulated hinged jaw is pulled closed) , great hawk face on the bottom beak.
The mask measures 17" x 9" x 13" and is signed by the artist to the interior "Fr Silas Coon Crooked Beak'98 and is in excellent complete condition. Note the addition of separate carved wooden feathers that dangle down, raven and goose feathers complete this intricate mask. The mask comes with a wooden display stand.
This mask is absolutely spectacular , every time one looks at one sees a different complex detail. The carving is precise, fine and painted details perfect. I really like the bold expressive deep cut features of this mask. A very striking bold mask that will make an impressive display item and a fine addition to anyone's collection. Please check out other current offerings including a great Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian and Kwakiutl totem poles, many historic baskets de-accessioned from museum collections including Salish, Haida , Tsimshian , Cowlitz and Tlingit examples.
Also some great early Inuit carvings. More than just a pretty picture. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates.
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The seller is "richmojoe" and is located in Northwest Coast. This item can be shipped worldwide.