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Carved human figure holding a ceremonial bowl with several mask-like faces | Donald Ellis Gallery
Profile of a ceremonial bowl in the form of a seated human figure with large hands | Donald Ellis Gallery

Ceremonial Bowl

Nuu-chah-nulth
(Pacheedaht)
Vancouver Island, British Columbia

ca. 1780-1820

sitka spruce, paint

height: 12"
width: 8 ½"
depth: 9 ½"

Inventory # N3078

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acquired by the Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY


PROVENANCE

Chief Charles Jones, Hereditary Chief of the Pacheenat People, Port Renfrew, British Columbia
According to the current Chief Jones, this bowl has passed down within the family for twelve generations

EXHIBITED

Royal British Columbia Museum, July 1999 - June 2000
Denver Museum of Natural History, October 2000 - January 2001

PUBLISHED

Out of the Mist, Treasures of the Nuu-chah-nulth Chiefs, Black, Royal British Columbia Museum, 1999, pg. 88