Object photography

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Object description

  • Northwest Coast artist
  • Dish, 19th century
  • Wood, paint
  • Alaska, Northwest Coast, North America
  • L: 8 1/16 in, W: 4 1/4 in, D: 2 7/8 in (L: 20.5 cm, W: 10.8 cm, D: 7.3 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Walter A. Newhall, 1908
  • E11861


This wooden dish is carved in the form of a seal with a head at the front and flippers behind. The object is painted in red, black, and dark blue on a natural wood colored background. There are speckles on the seal's neck and a blue geometric cross on the inside with a central red diamond (lozenge).

Exhibition History

  • Shorelines, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; 2001 through 2004