Mask, young man
Attributed to Simeon Stilthda (ca. 1799–1889), ca. 1870.
British Columbia, Queen Charlotte Islands, Haida
Collected by Mrs. Roderick F. Dodd, 1887–90, acc. 1936.
Haida masks were generally used during winter ceremonials by chiefly families holding ancestral privileges to their use. Shamans might also use them in curing sessions. These two, however, were probably made for sale.