Sea Bear Mask, Copper, haliotis shell, fur, Haida

Sea Bear Mask

late 19th century
Canada, British Columbia
Copper, haliotis shell, fur
H. 12 x W. 8 x D. 9 in. (30.5 x 20.3 x 22.9 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 356
Belle G. Simpson; [Abraham & Strauss, New York, until 1958], Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1958, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1958–1978

Coe, Ralph T. The Imagination of Primitive Man: A Survey of the Arts of the Non-literate Peoples of the World. Kansas City, MO: Nelson Gallery of Art and Atkins Museum, 1962.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, 646.

The American Federation of Arts. Primitive Art Masterworks: an exhibition jointly organized by the Museum of Primitive Art and the American Federation of Arts, New York. New York: The American Federation of Arts, 1974, no. 49.

Newton, Douglas. Masterpieces of Primitive Art: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978, p. 238.