MOA: University of British Columbia
Wooden, two symmetrical dish halves (parts a-b) in form of a killer whale and squid; carved and painted. The inside has a black painted sea serpent ? design on both sides. The two halves are held together by a metal latch; together the dish is conical in shape. The dish is painted in black, red, white and green.
Represents a whale: gwa'yam.
History Of Use
Used at large feasts.
- Type of Item dish
- Culture Kwakwaka'wakw
- Material wood, paint, metal
- Manufacturing Technique carved, painted, latched
- Measurements height 37.0 cm, width 77.5 cm, depth 39.4 cm (overall)
- Previous Owner Tom Patch Wamiss
- Received from H. R. MacMillan, Tom Patch Wamiss
- Made in British Columbia
- Collected in Kingcome Inlet, Ukwanalis
- Creation Date during 1850
- Ownership Date before 1953
- Acquisition Date during 1953
- Condition fair
- Accession Number 1900/0001