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Superbly carved wooden feast bowl in the form of a seal with dark brown patina | Donald Ellis Gallery
Inside of a superb feast bowl in the form of a seal with glossy dark brown patina | Donald Ellis Gallery
Frontal view of a supremely elegant wooden feast bowl in the form of a seal | Donald Ellis Gallery

Seal Form Bowl

Haida or Tlingit
Northern BC/Southeast Alaska

ca. 1800-40

wood

width: 13 ½"
depth: 8"

Inventory # CN4049

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Provenance

Peabody Museum, Harvard, acquired 1921, Cat. No. 97905, exchanged 1958
The Alan Reed Sawyer Collection, Vancouver, British Columbia

RELATED EXAMPLE   

Sturtevant, William (ed.) Boxes and Bowls: Decorated Containers by Nineteenth Century Haida, Tlingit, Bella Bella, and Tsimshian Indian Artists. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974, pls. 3, 4, 7 and 8 all collected by James G. Swan in 1883