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Sea Lion Feast Bowl, Kwakwaka'wakw, 1850-75 (wood and paint)

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Sea Lion Feast Bowl, Kwakwaka'wakw, 1850-75 (wood and paint)
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Canadian School, (19th century) / Canadian
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
wood and paint
1850 AD - 1875 AD (C19th AD)
39.4x135.9x43.2 cms
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Both the sea lion and the eagle depicted on this feast bowl were considered important animal ancestors by the Kwakwaka'wakw, who often exchanged such bowls at potlatches: traditional gift-giving festivals, which included dances, performances and goods exchanges.

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Photo: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / Museum purchase funded by the Agnes Cullen Arnold Endowment Fund / Bridgeman Images
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animal / Canada / North America / America (continent) / bird / native american indian / woodwork / container / teeth / wooden / north america / painted / fierce / vancouver island / geometric patterns / dish / pacific northwest coast indigenous people / vessel / kwakiutl / Painting / Mzpainting
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