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The carver of this unique bowl was innovative because traditional carved bowls with animal imagery have a powerful, but somewhat static appearance. He added playful vitality to the form by creating an upswept sense of movement in the seal’s head and tail. The image of a seal grasping a large salmon almost obscures the vessel itself. Highly skilled artists produced fine works to be sold or given as prestigious gifts to visitors.
height 4.25 in ; length 9.5 in ; width 5.25 in