From: United States of America | Alaska
Curatorial Section: American
|United States of America | Alaska
|Northwest Coast Culture Area
|Wood | Shell
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.
|Purchased from E. M. Rhodes & Company, 1915
|G363 - Other Number
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