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Object Number:NA9455
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Height: 19.05 cm
Length: 22.86 cm
Width: 17.78 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1924


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

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