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canoe model with figures
  • Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) peoples
  • canoe model with figures, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 43 x 15 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 16 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6131

The relatively wide and shallow boat has one large figure laying supine, occupying half of the boat. The two smaller figures in center are roughly carved, and appear to be embracing. One head is missing and there is very little detail. There is a broken piece at the other end of the boat indicating another figure was once present. It is brown.