Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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feast dish
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • feast dish, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6 x 15 x 28 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/8 x 5 7/8 x 11 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6158

The oblong wooden dish has flared sides and a flat bottom. The ends are slightly raised. It is brown but otherwise undecorated.

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