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Small flat dish carved and painted in the form of a halibut. On the uppermost surface the face has the characteristic off-centre eyes and mouth, and a fin painted in the form of an ovoid, the tail tapers behind. Underneath the fins and gill slit have been painted.; Good


The original European tribal names and, where possible, current tribal names have both been given in separate GLT fields.; There is no trace of grease on this bowl, and the low design suggests it was used as a plate for other foods. In keeping with grease dishes the crests on the low bowl are recognizable, therefore reducing the potential for exchange but increasing its display potential. Similar to spoons and bowls the use of objects decorated with crests demarcated potlatches and feasts as events removed from everyday existence.The crests carved on objects were possibly those of the owner representing a tangible connection between the lineage and the economic resources consumed during the feasting (G.Crowther).

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