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Feast Dish in Shape of Killer Whale

Arts of the Americas

DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 26 3/4 x 28 1/2 in. (67.9 x 72.4 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
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CAPTION Gwa'sala Kwakwaka'wakw (Native American). 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
IMAGE overall, X1118.5_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This feast dish is 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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Feast Dish in Shape of Killer Whale