- Museum number
Bowl carved of wood; raised openwork handle on either side, with face carved below.
- Production date
- 1900 (before)
Height: 14 centimetres
Width: 20.50 centimetres
Depth: 18.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Freer label: "July 14 1881 Grd Rd Reserv Oregon by Rev R.W. Summers. "Made by Northern Indians who had it. P.T.O. [on verso - probably in Freer's hand] Made by Puget Sound Tribe called Babines visleps? So says Torkawanda a Twalitin I.46"
Ethnography Department Christy Collection registration Slip: "Bowl of horn carved on the outside with two human faces and circular designs. At each end is a vertical pierced projection. Grand Ronde Oregon. Made by Puget-Sound Tribe valled Babines Visleps so says Tonkawaal a Twalatin I 46.".
Associated label text: "Passing two very ancient houses side by side, we toiled on up the steep slope (of 'Spirit Mt') skirting their wheat field and climbing their fence then crossing an orchard and penetrating a bit of forest to reach the home of Twalatin Peter. On the wall over a rustic bench hung an ancient two handled bowl. It was carved XXX and looked like the work of Northern Indians. Peter (English name, Indian name is "Cheek-a-on") gave the Twalatin name of this bowl as "Wes-co", & declared it made by one of the Puget Sound tribes called by the French "Les Bebeen.". Journal of RWS"
The 'Freer' labels are all in Summers' hand.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018- 2019 01 Jun- 31 May, Grande Ronde, USA, Chachalu Tribal Museum & Cultural Centre, Rise of the Collectors
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1900C3.140 (old CDMS no.)