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Ceremonial bowl in the shape of a merganser duck, early 19th c.
Ceremonial bowl in the shape of a merganser duck, early 19th c.
Number
МАЭ № 536-4
Title
Ceremonial bowl in the shape of a merganser duck
Ethnicity
Chugach
Date
early 19th c.
Expedition
Russian circumnavigations and half round-the-world sea expeditions
Collectors-person
Material
wood, paint
Dimensions
length 49 cm, width 29 cm, height 17 cm
Annotation
This bowl was carved to look like a merganser duck. The head of this bird has a crest, and the end of its beak has a toothed form that enables it to easily hold a fish that it has caught. This bowl is decorated with an “eye ornament” which is characteristic of the Tlingit culture and that of other Indians from the Northwest Coast of North America.
Corpus
Ethnography of America
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