This work is on view.
attributed to Charley George, Sr. (Kwakwaka'wakw, 1889-?)
red cedar, paint, and beaver fur (recent replacement)
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
12 in x 9 in x 20 1/4 in
- Collection Area
Native American Art
Ceremonial and Ritual Objects
- Object Type
- Cultural Group
- Credit Line
The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection
- Accession Number
© artist or other rights holder
The grizzly bear is one of the important crest animals of the Kwagiutl. Masks such as this one were worn in the Tlasula ceremony, which dramatizes the original acquisition of a crest animal by the ancestors of the Kwagiutl. This mask, with its rather blocky carving style, has been attributed to Charley George, Sr., a carver from the community of Blunden Harbor.