Advanced Search

K-12 Educator
K-12 Student
Museum Visitor
UMMA Docent
UMMA Staff
University Faculty
University Student
Between and Mortarboard


UMMA Object Specific Fields






Query builder

Feast Bowl

Accession Number
1985/2.57

Title
Feast Bowl

Artist(s)
Northeastern Woodlands

Object Creation Date
circa 1850-1875

Medium & Support
wood and brass tacks

Dimensions
10 3/4 in x 7 in x 4 1/2 in (27.31 cm x 17.78 cm x 11.43 cm)

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern

Subject matter
In everyday life, Northeastern Woodland peoples often ate from carved wooden bowls and utensils.  Specially carved bowls with human or animal likeness like this one were important items in the spectacular feasts that accompanied religious ceremonies across the Great Lakes region.

Physical Description
Wooden, approximately oval-shaped bowl with inset brass eyes on one end, making it look like an animal. 

Primary Object Classification
Wood and Woodcarving

Primary Object Type
bowl

Collection Area
Western

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

Keywords
bowl
bowls (vessels)
feasts
woodcarving

& Author Notes

All Rights Reserved

On display