Object photography

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Object description

  • Eskimo artist
  • Bowl, before 1884
  • Wood
  • Alaska, United States
  • H: 5 in, dia.: 11 1/2 in (H: 12.7 cm, dia.: 29.2 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E1105


This is a wooden bowl carved from a single piece of what is most likely drift wood. The bowl has a carved rim. There are some minor losses throughout and many cracks in the wood on both the inside and the outside.