Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • float, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 12.5 x 14 x 35.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6170

The stylized wooden bird has a rectangular body with a ridge down the middle and oval holes on either side. It has a head and neck at one end. There is a cylindrical handle at other end. It is brown with faint red and black markings on the ridge and the neck.