Collection: Nagy

Item Number: NC0018

Category: Bowl

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1825-1850

Materials: Cedar wood; white stone

Description: Food bowl carved of cedar with a two-part bent wood rim inlaid with white stone carved in the form of circles and lozenges. Written in ink on the side of the bowl: "This dish was in use as a fish tureen when I went into the house of Chief Little John at Anvik, June 17, 1901. The Chief said the dish was older than his father. W.P. Gray, Master Str., "Robert Kerr".

Dimensions: Length 14.25 inches; Height 3.5 inches; Width 9.25 inches


Chief Little John, Anvik, Alaska
Captain W.P. Gray, 1901


cf, Fitzhugh, William W. and Susan A. Kaplan, Inua; Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 1982, pp 120, Fig. 125 for a similar example.

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