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Gaxala - intruder

Item Number: K1343

A character who enters the dance house and disrupts the ceremonial activities. Usually dipicts obnoxious, strange or foreign individuals. Tries to eject the "intruders," with mixed success, to the great amusement of the audience. Stylistically, the mask is Kwakwa'wakw (Kwakiutl) of red Cedar. Minor restoration to cheek and nose. Documentation included.

PERIOD: 19th century

ORIGIN: Kwakiutl, Pacific Northwest

SIZE: 9 1/2" h x 7"w

PRICE $ 40,000

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