Anaktuvuk Pass mask on display at the Sheldon Jackson Museum
Category : Alaska
The museum has little information on the mask, but it was collected by former Sheldon Jackson Museum curator Esther Billman and purchased from Willie Hugo of Anaktuvuk Pass for $22. The details on the January Artifact of the Month and the time period in which it could have been purchased suggest that the mask is probably a later piece made in the 1960s or 1970s. SITKA — The Sheldon Jackson Museum’s January Artifact of the Month is an Inupiaq mask (SJ-II-DD-3). The mask will be exhibited until Jan. For more information on the mask, go to museums.alaska.gov/documents/sjm/artifacts/jan_2017.pdf. The museum is closed for lunch from noon to 1p.m. The museum is home to five Anaktuvuk Pass masks including men’s faces, a child’s face, and faces with wolf ears. It can be seen Tuesday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 31. General admission is $3 and free for those 18 and under or members of either the Friends of the Sheldon Jackson Museum or Friends of the Alaska State Museum.