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Bowl

Object Number:NA3307
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Shell
Height: 18 cm
Length: 32 cm
Width: 29 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from E. M. Rhodes & Company, 1915
Other Number:G363 - Other Number

Description

Carved bentwood dish or bowl with convex sides depicting a frog on three sides and a human face on the front. The frogs are done in low relief while the human face is in a high relief. The mouth is open and a large, ovoid labret is represented in the lip. The eyes are inset with abalone shell. The top of the rim is inset all around with depressions which may have held shell inlay at one time. Portions of the corners and cracks along the wood are mended with plant fiber stitching. The entire bowl is coated in a glossy, dark finish that has worn down on areas of the human face and on the base. Base detached.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Barsness, Kristin J., and Kaplan, Susan A. 1986. Raven's Journey.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 189, fig. 210View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Ltd., and Duff, Wilson. 1967. "Arts of the Raven: Masterworks by the Northwest Coast Indian". Hands of Creation: An Exhibition of Northwest Coast Native Art. Vancouver, BC. Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Ltd. pg. Unpaginated Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Cat No 304View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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