GREASE BOWL IN THE FORM OF A BABY BIRD

Coast Tsimshian or Haisla
Central coast, British Columbia
ca. 1800-1830
wood, traces of red paint
length: 9 ½"

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Collected in Southeast Alaska before 1882 by C.E.S Wood.

RELATED EXAMPLES

Musee de l’Homme, Paris, Cat. No. MH 47.47.1 – See: Brown, Steven C. Spirits of the Water: Native Art Collected On Expeditions to Alaska and British Columbia 1774 – 1910. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000, pg. 184, pl. 156

Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Cat No. 2539-15 – See: Berezkin, Yuri E. (ed). Tlingit: Catalogue of the Kunstkamera. St. Petersburg: Russian Academy of Sciences, 2007, pg 59, pl. 50

Provincial Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Cat. No. 4108 – See: Inverarity, Robert B. Art of the Northwest Coast Indians. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1950, pl. 196

National Museum of Natural History, Washington, Cat. No. 178/961 - See: Sturtevant, William (ed.) Boxes and Bowls: Decorated Containers by Nineteenth Century Haida, Tlingit, Bella Bella, and Tsimshian Indian Artists. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974, pl. 26 (a later rattle/bird-form bowl)

The Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY, Cat. No. T180 - See Coe, Ralph T., Brydon, Sherry, Vincent, Gilbert T. (eds.) Art of the North American Indians: The Thaw Collection. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000, pg. 352, pl. T180 (a later rattle/bird-form bowl)