Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • float, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 70 x 19.5 x 13 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 27 1/2 x 7 5/8 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6182

The long necked wooden bird is identified as a goose. There is a small flare at the end of the body for a tail, though no wings are indicated. The ridge under the tail has a hole through it. There are incised eyes, mouth and tail feather detail. It is dark brown.