- Museum number
Human-shaped bowl made of wood.
- Production date
- 1700-1790 (?)
- Curator's comments
From acquisition "Restoration Point".
Illustrated in E Gunther 'Indian Life' Chicago 1972, p 81.
While it said to be from Washington state, the treatment of the face, with the band like mouth, and deeply carved eyes also suggested a northern Northwest Coast origin. Given the oil still exuding from the bowl it is likely to have made and used for some considerable period before collection in the 1790s.
- On display (G1/fc21)
- Exhibition history
1986-1987 12 Jun-4 Jan, The Vancouver Museum, Captain George Vancouver: A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World, 1791-1795
2004-2008 23 Feb-Oct, BM Room 1, Enlightenment: Discovering the World in the Eighteenth Century
2008-2009 24 Oct-11 Jan, Seattle Art Museum, Washington, S'abadeb-The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists
2009-2010 20 Nov-8 Mar, Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, Canada, S'abadeb-The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists
2011 Mar-Present, BM Room 1, Enlightenment: Discovering the World in the Eighteenth Century
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collected on George Vancouver's voyage to Hawaii and the NW coast of North America 1791-1795.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1891C25.161 (old CDMS no.)