Anvik, Yukon River, Lower, Alaska, United States, North America
FROM CARD: "45496-45500. #45496 - SIMILAR TO 45494 BUT SMALLER."
Source of the information below: Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska Native Collections: Sharing Knowledge website, by Aron Crowell, entry on this artifact http://alaska.si.edu/record.asp?id=105, retrieved 8-9-2012: Food bowl, Deg Hit'an. This Deg Hit'an food bowl from the lower Yukon River region consists of two pieces of spruce wood – a solid bottom carved from a big root and a wrap-around rim made by shaving, heating, and bending a straight-grained piece of tree trunk. The bowl is colored red with mineral ocher and has a black linear pattern painted around the inside. Large bowls like this were used to serve meat, soups and stews. They were traded to Yup'ik people on the coast for seal oil, seal skins and tobacco.
This object is on loan to the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, from 2010 through 2022.