From: United States of America | Alaska | Southeast Alaska | Sitka
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||United States of America | Alaska | Southeast Alaska | Sitka|
|Culture Area||Northwest Coast Culture Area|
|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.
|Credit Line||Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1927|
|Other Number||131 - Other Number|
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