AUGUSTUS BEAN & Rudolph Walton Native Tlingit Alaskan Inlaid Wood Sea Lion Feast Grease Bowl


Wood Frog Feast or Grease Bowl carved by Augustus Bean (1850-1926, of the Tlingit Tribe of Alaska)
An exceptional oval feast dish carved from wood and skillfully decorated with low relief carvings of one frogs on the interior, a zoomorphic face at each short end of the exterior, and larger-scaled abstract visages on each exterior side wall. Around the rim are 12 bean-shaped inlays, and there is a row of tiny white inlaid shell beads around the interior, about one inch below the rim. Bean was a Tlingit carver who trained at the Shelton Jackson School (later Museum) during the late 19th century and subsequently had a shop in Sitka, Alaska until the mid-1920's.

- Measurements: 13" W x 7.5" x 3.5" H 

- One small ding/chip on the rim, as photographed.