feasting dish (dish)


An oil or grease dish carved at one end in the form of Wolf, with a human astride the neck. At the other end of the dish is an unidentified creature.

This dish would have been designed and made specifically for the host of a potlatch. It has been suggested that the overall style of this dish shows an influence from the Pacific.

The early Nuu-chah-nulth eye forms place the making of this item in the 18th century.

Collected on the voyage of HMS America by J. D. Agassiz in 1845.

This object is on display at RAMM in the World Cultures gallery.

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