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Feast dish in the form of a bear

Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Canada; British Columbia; ; ; Vancouver Island; Vancouver Island Group; ; Vancouver Island

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  • Description:

    View of exhibits in the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation, Second Floor, West Hall, "Ethnology of California, the Northwest and the Desert Southwest." A very large Kwakwaka'wakw feast dish in the form of a bear (068742.000) is in the foreground

  • Culture/People:

    Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), California, Northwest Coast, and Southwest

  • Date created:

    December 1921

  • Photographer:

    Nathaniel Livermore Stebbins (N.L. Stebbins/N.L. Stebbins Photo), Non-Indian, 1847-1922; published and distributed by the Library Bureau, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 1881-

  • Place:

    Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation, 155th Street and Broadway; New York City, Manhattan; New York County; New York; USA

  • Format/Object name:

    Albumen print

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    N.L. Stebbins was best known for his photographs of ships and maritime subjects but also worked as a commercial photographer documenting home interiors, businesses, and the theatre. He was apparently commissioned to take photographs of the Museum of the American Indian and its early exhibits.

  • Dimensions:

    10.5 x 13.25 in.

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