Maskette of a human face
Note in the Sainsbury Centre archives suggesting the object was acquired by Frank G. Speck, an American Anthropologist and Ethnologist, from Murray Reed Gottschall, a collector of Native American objects.
Purchased by the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia from Jonathan Holstein, New York, on the advice of Robert Sainsbury in 1982 out of funds provided by the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Art Trust.
Not on display
Title/Description: Maskette of a human face
Object Type: Mask
Materials: Turtle shell
Measurements: h. 32 x w. 31 x d. 10 mm
Accession Number: 817
Cultural Group: Seminole
Credit Line: Purchased with support from the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Art Trust, 1982
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