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Object description

  • Northwest Coast artist
  • Model canoe, 19th century
  • Wood, pigment
  • Northwest Coast, North America
  • L: 26 3/4 in, W: 5 in, D: 5 3/8 in (L: 67.9 cm, W: 12.7 cm, D: 13.7 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Charles G. Weld, date unknown.
  • E12225


This is a canoe model carved out of a single piece of wood with two thwarts and a bench nailed into the canoe. The bench has a hole in the center.The top edge of the canoe is painted red. The side around the edge is painted black with black bands dividing the side into three decorative sections. The front and the back sections are ornamented with totemic faces in red and black and the middle section is empty with a natural wood color.