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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.