About this object

History of use

Feast dish.

Cultural context

ceremonial; social

Iconographic meaning

Represents wolf: allhanam.

Physical description

Wooden dish in the shape of a wolf. Tail protrudes from the back of the dish and curls inwards. Head of the wolf has a long snout and an opened mouth. There are Northwest Coast design elements painted on the outside of the dish in green, black, and red. On the underside of the dish, a handwritten inscription reads: "Charlie James." There is also a word written in Kwakwa'la below the name.