New York, Park Avenue
5 December 1996
A BELLA BELLA BENT-CORNER BOWL
Of rectangular form, with concave sides and arched ends, the flanged rim inset with brass tacks, the exterior sides decorated with painted formlines in the form of animal heads at the ends and bodies on the sides, painted in red and black
16¼in. (41.3cm.) long
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Holm, 1983, p. 72, no. 113
The Box of Daylight, Seattle Art Museum, September 15, 1983-January 8, 1984, no. 113
Holm (1983, p. 72, no. 113) notes the characteristics of Bella Bella (Heiltsuk) painting represented here: "narrow formlines, extreme non-concentricity of small inner ovoids and single-hatching of red secondary forms."
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