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Kwakiutl-style Bear Mask

Ivan Sherk

About The Kwakiutl-style Bear Mask

Two small wooden dowels allow the bear's jaw to articulate.

Savvy Price $1,500.00

Gallery Price $2,000.00

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Description

Two small wooden dowels allow the bear's jaw to articulate.

About the Artist (1935 or 1936-1999)  Ivan Boyd Otterlifter Sherk, an American citizen, signed his work in a stylized "CYOT"

Sherk's interest in Northwest Coast masks is evident in the carvings he created.  Reportedly he was adopted into a Tlingit clan.
Medium Cedar, pigment, hair
Size 11" height X 14" length X 12" width
Signed "Cyot" on mask's interior
Date of creation Circa 1985
Condition Excellent
Provenance VP