Dish

Physical description

Carved argillite dish in the shape of an oval with pointed ends. Centre of dish has expansive design of raven inside a supernatural killer whale or Sgaan Sganwee ? . On top of the Raven or in the fin of the whale is another killer whale carved in full. The design is detailed with inlayed abalone shell on a crosshatched background. Rim is decorated with diamond shaped abalone shell pieces, ovoids, and eye designs. Bowl is carved with Northwest Coast stylized designs.