Dall sheep horn; L 24.3 cm, W 11.4 cm
Cook Inlet, 1778
This bowl was collected during the 1778 voyage of Captain James Cook. Dena’ina artifacts from the Cook expedition are the oldest known artifacts collected from the Dena’ina. To make a sheep horn bowl, the Dena’ina placed the horns in hot water to soften them before carving them into spoons and bowls.
Collection: British Museum, NWC33
Credit: © The Trustees of the British Museum