Steatite bowl - ROM2005_5725_2


Steatite bowl

Geography: Ontario, Canada
Date: 500 BC-500 AD
Period: Late Archaic-Middle Woodland (2500 BC-800 AD)
7.3 × 23 × 16 cm
Object number: 955.134.1
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionThe earliest bowls in Ontario were made of stone. These were carved from a soft stone called steatite or soapstone. These were heavy and cumbersome and were soon replaced by vessels made of clay.
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