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Bentwood Bowl
Bentwood Bowl
Date:
ca. 1890
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood
Dimensions:
3 1/2 x 12 1/3 x 8 1/4 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Cupig Or Yup'ik
Accession Number:
2007.21.81
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Eskimo bentwood bowl stained red with typical black linear design on the inside of the bowl. Two seals depicted in black in the center of the inside of the bowl represent their importance for subsistence. The rim is a separate piece of wood, steamed and bent around the top of the bowl and secured to it with pegs and nails. Bowls with bentwood rims were used by women; unrimmed bowls by men. Note: The TGF collection number is located on the bottom of the bowl in the lower right corner.

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