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feast dish
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • feast dish, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 15 x 27 x 66 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 7/8 x 10 5/8 x 26 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6188

The oblong wooden dish has a flat bottom. The long sides are rounded outward. The short sides are slightly taller and rounded at the top edge. The slight grooves provide a surface texture and three grooves run along the top of the outside edge. It is dark brown.

It was used to serve grease, melted blubber, or other foods during potlatches and feasts.