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Northwest Coast artists carved bowls of the highest aesthetic quality. The Haida were no exception to this talent, producing bowls and other containers that exemplified an ancient tradition of creating fine work for important social occasions and feasts. The form of a seal was a well-known interpretation in the carving of bowls that held such delicacies as seal oil, as well as oolachen, or candlefish oil.
height 3.875 in ; length 10.75 in ; width 6.25 in