Rare Form Tlingit Bear Feast Bowl Circa 1890. Sitka Alaska. Alder wood.
Description: Tlingit feast bowl circa 1890, rare form represents a crawling bear with extended tongue, face on end section. Delicately inlaid with abalone and bone inlays for teeth and eyes. Traces of red vermillion pigment in mouth . Incised designs. Fine aged patina with normal wear associated with use and great age. No repairs or damages . All the inlays are present and intact.