dish (food service)

A rectangular food dish made of wood. The exterior of the dish is carved with anthropomorphic or zoomorphic figures. There are oval pieces of either bone or shell. There are squares of mother of pearl inlaid down the sides of the container. Some of the shells and mother of pearl have become detached and are missing.

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