Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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panel from a box
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • panel from a box, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 25.5 x 32.5 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/16 x 12 3/4 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5561

The rectangular wooden panel has two flat rectangular pieces, held side by side with four raised edge pieces. It is light brown. There are two formline whales next to each other. Each has a thick black outline and the dorsal fin is black with an unpainted circle in the center. It has a large eye with a black ovoid around it. Each has two red teeth, red detail in the side flipper, and two red wavy lines on the body. There is a black ovoid shape on the tail with a red center.