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Nuhlimkilaka-Koskimo

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Edward Sheriff Curtis, Nuhlimkilaka-Koskimo, 1914, photogravure, Bequest of Fae Heath Batten, public domain, 1997.58.54

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Title

Nuhlimkilaka-Koskimo

Artist

Edward Sheriff Curtis (American, 1868-1952)

Date

1914

Medium

photogravure

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 7 9/16 in x 5 1/4 in; sheet: 12 in x 9 in

Inscriptions & Markings

title: NUHLIMKILAKA-KOSKIMO*, printed, lower left

text transcription: From Copyright Photograph 1914 by E.S. Curtis, printed, lower middle

Collection Area

Photography; Northwest Art

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Credit Line

Bequest of Fae Heath Batten

Accession Number

1997.58.54

Copyright

public domain

Terms

masks

photographs

photogravure

photogravures

Description

In this photograph, a member of the Kwakiutl (or Kwakwaka'wakw) First Nation of British Columbia, Canada, wears a large mask and hands that represent the forest spirit Nuhlimkilaka, or “bringer of confusion.”

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