Mask: Eagle (Q60756734)

Label from: English (en)

collection: Cleveland Museum of Art (Q657415)
depicts: eagle (Q2092297)
instance of: sculpture (Q860861) item of collection or exhibition (Q18593264)

catalog URL: https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1956.547

information from the Cleveland Museum of Art catalog

description: ('Across the Northwest Coast, native people engaged in renewal rites during the winter ceremonial season. This mask, with a beak that opens and head panels that move, may have been used during such celebrations. In 1998, Robert Joseph, a Northwest Coast chief, recalled that when he donned dance masks like this one as a youth, "all the world is somewhere else . . . I am the mask . . . the bird . . . the animal . . . the spirit. I transcend into the being of the mask."',)

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