Argillite Oval Platter depicting a Shaman Figure in High Relief Transforming into a Dogfish (Shark)

First Nation
Northwest Coast


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after 1862, collected early 20th century

Argillite (inlaid abalone missing)

Overall: 13 3/16 × 9 1/4 × 13/16 in. (33.5 × 23.5 × 2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. James Foster Scott, in memory of her late husband, Victor J. Evans



Place Made: Haida Gwaii, Canada, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Northwest Coast

Not on view


Inscised, on reverse: 872

Course History

WRIT 7 , Religion and Literature: Re-visioning the Natural, Nancy Crumbine, Spring 2015


Collected by Victor Justice Evans (1865-1931), Washington, D.C, date unknown; to his widow, (Mabel) Karen Gram Schaefer Evans Scott Allen (1891-1974), Meriden, New Hampshire, 1931; given to present collection, 1957.

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