Hand Carved Inuit Stone Cooking Bowl (early 1800s)
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Hand carved Inuit stone cooking bowl made in the early 1800’s. This bowl is post contact and is carved in the European style; it is an exceptionally nice example of highly skilled stone carving.
Stone pots (uqusiglu) were used to steam or heat meat or fish over a soapstone stove or open fire.
Eskimos or Esquimaux are indigenous peoples who have traditionally inhabited the circumpolar region from eastern Siberia (Russia), across Alaska (United States), Canada, and Greenland. Two main groups that are referred to as Eskimo: Yupik and Inuit. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Width 6¼ inches, depth 3½ inches, opening from lip to lip 4½ inches outside measurement, weight 3 pounds.