Dish

NA9455

From: Alaska | Wrangell

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA9455
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska | Wrangell
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Pigment | Shell
Description

Deep feast dish or bowl carved from one piece of wood. Oval shape with the sides sloping slightly to a smaller, oval base. Sides are carved with the short ends significantly higher than the long sides. Along the long sides, the rim slopes outward and along the short sides the rim is flattened and horizontal. The rim is also lined with opercula shells. Just inside the rim, the interior surface is somewhat concave until roughly 1/3 of the way down where the surface becomes flat and even until it reaches the bottom of the dish. The short ends are carved in low relief with animal faces on the exterior. Faces are painted with red and black pigments.

Height 19.05 cm
Length 22.86 cm
Width 17.78 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1924

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