Feast Dish in Shape of Killer Whale
Arts of the Americas
late 19th century
26 3/4 x 28 1/2 in. (67.9 x 72.4 cm) (show scale)
Brooklyn Museum Collection
Feast dish carved in the form of a stylized whale head with eyes and mouth indicated. Blow hole appears at top of snout. In the center there is an opening on which rests a projecting dorsal fin. The bottom of the dish has a leg for support on the right side; on the left side a pole shaped runner extends horizontally from the front of the body to the back fin.
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Gwa'sala Kwakwaka'wakw. Feast Dish in Shape of Killer Whale, late 19th century. Wood, 26 3/4 x 28 1/2 in. (67.9 x 72.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1118.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X1118.5_acetate_bw.jpg)
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