A very rare Ethnographically used Yupik Eskimo wooden feast dish dating from the mid 19th Century. The bowl is delicately and very thinly and gracefully carved and has a great form with subtle incised edge lines. The bowl came from a collection of Eskimo wooden bowls all with museum numbers on the back.I believe these are from the Heye foundation, which now is in the possession of the museum of the American Indian in NY. The bowl measures 9 3/4" L x 7 " wide and 2 high and is in very good condition for its age with no damages or repairs , just a great dark aged patina from generations of use.
The bowl has a great patina and is heavily impregnated with oils. Museum number 1257/19 visible on the back of the bowl.
This fine museum quality bowl will make a fine display item and a fine addition to anyone's collection. Please check out other current offerings including a great Tlingit and Kwakiutl totem poles , Salish and Makah baskets and some great early Inuit carvings. More than just a pretty picture. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates.
Over 100,000,000 served. Get FREE counters from Vendio today! The item "FINE EARLY LARGE ALASKAN YUPIK ESKIMO HISTORIC WOODEN FEAST DISH 19th CENTURY" is in sale since Monday, March 07, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Other Nat. The seller is "richmojoe" and is located in Northwest Coast.This item can be shipped worldwide.