Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • float, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, metal, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 13.5 x 16.5 x 33.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 5/16 x 6 1/2 x 13 3/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6171

The stylized wooden bird has a rectangular wooden body with a ridge down the center. It has a head and neck at one end. There are holes on either side of the ridge near the middle of the body and a vertical flare at the end of the ridge. It has a small triangular flap like tail at the end. It is brown.

There is a metal loop on the bottom.