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Little is known about this particular mask but, in 1842, a Russian explorer, I.G. Voznesenski, visited Kodiak Island and acquired a similar mask. He reported that the mask, which is now in the Museum of Anthropology, St. Petersburg, was included in a six-act mystery play that he had witnessed. The Koniag used the mask in the role of a "Happy Fellow." It is probable that this mask was associated with such mystery plays.
depth 2.25 in ; height 14 in ; width 7.25 in