Beaver Form Feast Bowl
Artist: Haida or Tsimshian unknown
Materials: Maple wood, pigments, abalone shell, bone, white beads.
Description: A finely sculpted beaver bowl carved from alder wood, with haliotis shell and dentalium inlays, painted with native and trade pigments of red, black, blue-greeb. Carved with an exceedingly delicate thin form from tip to tail. The tail has a very fine and intricate, incised lines. The nostrils have inlays of dentalia. Truly, the work of a master carver.
Provenance: Acquired for the Ed Kysar Collection of Primitive Art, Los Angeles,1966.