Wolf Man Sleep Mask - based on artwork by Portia Graves


Shortly before Christmas, when he was approaching his fourth birthday, Sergei Pankejeff woke up screaming from a terrifying dream in which he saw a number of white wolves sitting in a walnut tree, staring at him with ‘strained attention’. The dream made a lasting impression on the young Pankejeff and later became the focal point of his analysis with Sigmund Freud, which was published under the title ‘From the History of an Infantile Neurosis’ (1918). To help illustrate his case study, Freud asked Pankejeff to draw a sketch of the dream. In later life, Pankejeff painted several versions of his wolf dream including the one reproduced here entitled ‘Painting of Wolves Sitting in a Tree’ (1965), which now hangs in the Freud Museum London.

This sleep mask is designed by artist Portia Graves who perfectly captures the uncanny and other-worldly quality of one of the most famous dreams in the history of psychoanalysis.

The sleep mask comes in one size but has adjustable nylon strip. 

It's made from satin (100% polyester) but it feels like soft silk. 

Comes with a gift bag and swing tag with Sigmund Freud's quote:

We find the child and the child’s impulses still living on in the dream.

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