19th Century Figural Mountain Sheep Horn Bowl

$ 12,500.00

This is one of the ancient horn bowls from the Indigenous people of the Columbia River in the  surrounding area of Celilo Falls. This bowl has 8 small faces below the rim and a larger head on one end. The tall rectangular projections at each end have a band of chip carving near the top and a band of chip carving near their bases which travels around the bowl and the bottom of the bowl has a round design of concentric circles. There is a  very old tag on the bottom which calls the bowl a "skull basket". This is one of the classic objects from the Columbia River region.

H. 4 ¾"; L. 7 ½"; W. 7 ½"

First half of 19th Century

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