Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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whale figure
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • whale figure, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • yew wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 x 6 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 7/16 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6132

The small wooden carving of a whale has a pointed head and the indication of a mouth and fins on either side. It has a small tail fin. It is brown.