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Following a choreographed sequence, with beaks projecting upward and masks moving wildly from side to side, the hinged lower jaw of the mask is manipulated with a cord. When the cord is pulled, the mask responds with a loud clacking sound – the “hap, hap” of the birds’ voices – adding to the dramatic effect of the performance. Hamatsa is performed at Kwakwaka’wakw potlatches. Potlatches are traditional cross-clan celebrations including dancing, feasting and magnanimous distribution of gifts held to honor births, marriages, deaths and other changes in social relationships. Potlatches continue to this day, despite attempts to ban them by both the Canadian and United States governments in the late 19th century. 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(27.9 x 83.8 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "11 in.", "Disp_Width" : "33 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Wood", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Wood and polychrome", "Info_Page_Comm" : "", "Dedication" : "Marion Stratton Gould Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Sculpture", "Creation_Place2" : "Gurunsi", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ ] },{ "embark_ID" : 7406, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/7406", "Disp_Access_No" : "1951.114", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "0", "_Disp_End_Date" : "0", "Disp_Title" : "Pendant Amulet (Ikhoko)", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Western Pende artist", "Sort_Artist" : "Western Pende artist", "Disp_Dimen" : "2 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. (5.7 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "2 1/4 in.", "Disp_Width" : "1 1/4 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Ivory", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Ivory", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This amulet was worn around the neck of a young Pende man beginning with his initiation into the men’s secret society and remaining as a part of his personal adornment for life. This face is a smaller version of the masks worn during initiation and would later act as a reminder to the wearer of the moral codes instilled in those formative ceremonies. [Gallery label text, 2009] Western Pende Jewelry; Made in Democratic Republic of the Congo", "Dedication" : "R. T. Miller Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Jewelry", "Creation_Place2" : "Democratic Republic of the Congo", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/51.114_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/51.114_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/51.114_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/51.114_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "17007", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 7486, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/7486", "Disp_Access_No" : "1984.45", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "0", "_Disp_End_Date" : "0", "Disp_Title" : "Face Mask", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Nuxálk artist", "Sort_Artist" : "Nuxálk artist", "Disp_Dimen" : "29 1/2 x 18 x 11 in. (74.9 x 45.7 x 27.9 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "29 1/2 in.", "Disp_Width" : "18 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Wood", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Wood, paint", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The Nuxalkmc (Nuxálk people) were once referred to as the "Bella Coola." Their homeland and territory are located in and around the Bella Coola valley on the central coast of what is now known as British Columbia, Canada. A rugged inland area located 75 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the region features high mountains rising steeply from the shores of inlets. Nuxálk traditional stories are filled with fabulous beings, many human in form and represented by masked performers in ceremonial dance dramas. Both natural and commercial pigments were used in the decoration of masks, and the characteristic blue, vermilion and black painting is dramatic and distinctive. Very little is known about this mask that is too large to have been worn. [Gallery label text, 2009]", "Dedication" : "Gift of Isabel C. Herdle", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Sculpture", "Creation_Place2" : "First Nations (Canada)", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Per Art Committee minutes of Oct 1984, purchased by Ms. Herdle at a Rochester art fair, from a man whose grandfather had acquired it while building the Canadian-Pacific railroad.", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/84.45_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/84.45_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/84.45_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/84.45_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "26809", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 7790, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/7790", "Disp_Access_No" : "1949.92", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "0", "_Disp_End_Date" : "0", "Disp_Title" : "Face Mask", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "New Caledonian artist", "Sort_Artist" : "New Caledonian artist", "Disp_Dimen" : "15 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. 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(243.8 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "96 in.", "Disp_Width" : "", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Cane", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Cane fibers, shells, feathers, pigment", "Info_Page_Comm" : "In earlier times, masks like this one were used in traditional initiation ceremonies in which young boys became men. Skulls of ancestors sometimes adorned the masks to reinforce their role as benevolent ancestral spirits. The dancer would have looked out of the eyes of the lower face and treated as handles the holes hidden below the small patches of grass. As it was created in the 20th century, we know this body mask was made by artists specifically for sale. Even as social changes affect a culture, the traditional arts of a people can become representations of ethnic identity and potent symbols of familiar values and vaunted ideals of an earlier time. This mask was made by people living on the Sepik River, the major trade and communications artery of Papua New Guinea. Today, it is on the Sepik that most westerners experience Papua New Guinea as cruise lines travel up and down the river, stopping at villages where local artists sell their work. [Gallery label text, 2009] ", "Dedication" : "Marion Stratton Gould Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Basketry", "Creation_Place2" : "Papua New Guinean", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/73.138_A4.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/73.138_A4.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/73.138_A4.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/73.138_A4.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "28659", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 11983, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/11983", "Disp_Access_No" : "2003.101", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "0", "_Disp_End_Date" : "0", "Disp_Title" : "Fire Spitter Mask", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Senufo artist", "Sort_Artist" : "Senufo artist", "Disp_Dimen" : "33 1/2 x 11 x 9 1/2 in. 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This object has been on view in the Ancient World Gallery as far back as institutional memory exists with the following label information, "Miniature mask of the River God Achelous, Etruscan, 600-400BCE, Terracotta, Anonymous Loan," with no accession number attached. During the fall 2007 effort to photograph all the objects in the Ancient World cases, the identity of this object came into question. Despite thorough research, no accession number was identified for this object. It was given a T number for tracking purposes. It is unknown where the information regarding its date originated. Jessica Marten, Assistant Curator November 2007", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/T705_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/T705_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/T705_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/T705_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "25081", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }