From: United States of America | Alaska | Southeast Alaska | Sitka

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA11757
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience United States of America | Alaska | Southeast Alaska | Sitka
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Shell

Deep feast dish or bowl carved from one piece a wood to represent the "Fish Hawk." Said to have been created to replace a wooden house screen, which was taken from the maker's clan's house (LS). 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. The exterior of all sides are carved in low relief with animal designs. The short ends are carved in higher relief with fish hawk designs where the beak curves downward and back into the mouth. The rim is carved with narrow fluting and lined with two rows of opercula shells.

Height 21 cm
Length 48 cm
Width 32.5 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1927
Other Number 131 - Other Number

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