Object photography

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Object description

  • Northwest Coast artist
  • Model canoe, before 1944
  • Wood, pigment, varnish
  • Northwest Coast, North America
  • L: 28 3/8 in, W: 6 in, D: 4 7/8 in (L: 72.1 cm, W: 15.2 cm, D: 12.4 cm)
  • E24698


This is a model of a dugout canoe carved out of wood and painted black with a band of triangles around the top rim. There are patches of red decorations on the ends and inside the canoe. The outside is covered with a clear varnish. There are five thwarts inside the canoe. Two paddles are included with the object. The paddles are painted with totemic designs.