This Eagle Mask was hand-carved by renowned Kwakwaka'wakw carver Richard Hunt in 1998. It has been carved in red cedar and painted in red and black acrylic paint. The back has been signed and dated by the artist.
Due to it's age, the mask has some wear/imperfections, especially on the beak of the eagle (seen in image 4). This is reflected in the price of the mask.
This mask measures approximately 15 1/2 inches or 39 1/2 centimeters high, 10 1/2 inches or 26 3/4 centimeters wide, and about 7 1/2 inches or 19 centimeters deep.
The Native Eagle Symbol is known as “The master of skies” and is a symbol of great significance. He is believed to be the creature with the closest relationship with the creator. Soaring to great heights, he can travel between the physical and the spiritual world. He is said to be a messenger to the creator. Unlike the raven’s ability to send messages down, the eagle sends messages and prayers up to the Creator. If an Eagle was seen during a Prayer session it was a sign of having a prayer accepted. If a prayer needed immediate attention from the creator, an eagle feather would be held up towards the sky. Although every part of the eagle has separate and significant meanings, the Eagle as a whole signifies focus, strength, peace, leadership, and ultimate prestige.
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