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Early 20th Century Iroquoian (First Nations) Mask at Château Ramezay, Montreal - From the curators' comments: "Masks represent the spiritual beings they depict and take on their power. Certain ritual objects, such as masks and medicine bags, were considered sacred. Thus, they could be seen by initiates only: shamans, healers and seers or when they were used in special ceremonies."

Early 20th Century Iroquoian (First Nations) Mask at Château Ramezay, Montreal - From the curators' comments: "Masks represent the spiritual beings they depict and take on their power. Certain ritual objects, such as masks and medicine bags, were considered sacred. Thus, they could be seen by initiates only: shamans, healers and seers or when they were used in special ceremonies."

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