Beau Dick (Kwakwaka’wakw)
Red cedar, acrylic, and horsehair
20” x 36” x 10” (including hair)
Also known as The Boy Who Fell From Heaven, this mask is worn when telling of the adventure of a boy who falls from heaven or the sky world and into the Undersea Kingdom. In the Undersea world he encounters Kumugwe, the chief of the Undersea who bestows many magical gifts upon him. He returns home, fallen from Heaven, with supernatural powers.