Bowl in the form of a seal

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Culture/People
Cherokee
Artist/Maker
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee descent, 1933-1996
Previous owner
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-
Seller
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee descent, 1933-1996
IACB agent
Edward Malin, Non-Indian
Object Name
Bowl in the form of a seal
Media/Materials
Alder, paint, abalone/haliotis shell
Techniques
Carved, painted, inlaid
Dimensions
31.6 x 13.7 x 14.9 cm
Object Type
Containers and Vessels
Place
Ariel; Cowlitz County; Washington; USA (inferred)
Date created
1965
Collection History
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the artist (through Edward Malin, consultant to Indian Arts and Crafts Board) in 1965; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number
25/5318
Barcode
255318.000
See related items
Cherokee
Containers and Vessels
On View
NMAI, Washington DC: Window on Collections, Animals
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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