Bentwood Box Panel

Physical description

Front panel from a bentwood storage box with leather lashings at one end. The panel is carved featuring what is likely Gonakadeit (a sea-bear creature), its mouth open with teeth bared and its tongue protruding, and human hands. The central figure is flanked by two smaller and two larger salmon trout heads at the top and bottom corners, and there are two human hands carved either side of its body.