Puffin Man, Alutiiq Superhero

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Collection History
NMAI purchase from the artist in 2005 using funds donated by R.E. Mansfield (1937-2007).
National Museum of the American Indian
Culture/People
Alutiiq (Pacific Eskimo)
Artist/Maker
Jerry Laktonen, Alutiiq (Pacific Eskimo), b. 1951; woven cape by Loa Bilham'neex Ryan (Loa J. Ryan), Tsimshian [Metlakatla], b. 1939
Seller
Jerry Laktonen, Alutiiq (Pacific Eskimo), b. 1951
Presenter/funding source
R. E. Mansfield (Richard E. Mansfield), Non-Indian, 1937-2007
Title
Puffin Man, Alutiiq Superhero
Object Name
Mask
Media/Materials
Yellow cedar, cedar bark (red cedar), horsehair, glass bead/beads, feather/feathers, dentalium shell/shells, abalone/haliotis shell
Techniques
Carved, painted, inlaid, twined, strung
Dimensions
156 x 126.5 x 15.5 cm
See related items
Alutiiq (Pacific Eskimo)
Works of Art (Other)
Place
Granite Falls; Snohomish County; Washington; USA
Date created
June 2005
Object Type
Works of Art (Other)
Catalog Number
26/4406
Barcode
264406.000