Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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feast dish
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • feast dish, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 18.5 x 33 x 74 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 1/4 x 13 x 29 1/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6186

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. It is dark brown.

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