Bowl, of alder wood, for holding grease, carved in the form of a human lying on its stomach, the body of the person/bowl in the form of a cylinder. The feet are well carved with five toes each, prominent ankles, and heels resting over the edge of the bowl; the head of the human is in the form of a circular mask, finely carved promiment curving banded lips, high ridge cheek bones, pointed eyebrows and round protruding eyes; the sides of the bowl are carved in low relief with representations profiles of mammal heads - wolves or bears facing downwards. The flattened top rim, carved to a definite edge on the inside, is decorated with univalve opercula. The bowl rests on the man's knuckles, and knees, and does not sit flat on its base.
© The Trustees of the British Museum
Using this image
To license images for charged-for journals and publications, and other commercial uses, please contact British Museum Images.
Contact BM images
The image will be released to you under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. You can read more about the British Museum and Creative Commons here.
Download this image
If you cannot see an image that you want on the British Museum website, you can order new photography from us.
Order new image