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Object Number:NA11757
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: United States of America
Southeast Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
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


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.


[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 303View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Gunther, Erna. 1962. Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Exhibit at the Seattle World's Fair Fine Arts Pavilion.. University of Washington. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 59, fig. 32View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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