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Serving Dish

Object Number:43-1-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Haida
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Queen Charlotte Islands
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Argillite
Height: 5.5 cm
Length: 63.9 cm
Width: 42.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. J. G. Worth, 1943

Description

Fine grained black argillite (slate). Oval with rather small flat oval base and sloping basal shoulder. Narrow flat rim with ten rectangular depressions that probably originally held abalone shell insets. Large high relief salmon in centre, surrounded by incised design of the eagle.

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