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Anthropology Museum Update

In the late 1980s, the Museum of Anthropology received an impressive collection of masks donated by WSU pharmacy graduate J. Clifford Parr ’43. The wooden masks were hand carved by Purépecha artisans. The Purépecha Empire was an extensive Precolombian society on the west coast of Mexico; today, Purépecha peoples are associated primarily with the Mexican state of Michoacán but also live elsewhere in Mexico and in the United States. Many of the donated items were used in traditional celebrations.

Museum of Anthropology

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PO Box 644910 | Pullman WA | 99164-4910
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Tarascan mask.
Photo Courtesy of Prof. Anne Pisor