Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature canoe
  • unknown Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) maker
  • miniature canoe, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada?
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9 x 11 x 43.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 17 1/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6141

The small wooden canoe has one end higher than the other. The higher end flares from the boat and has a tab at the end. The opposite end is shorter and block-like without the flare. It has a flat bottom. The canoe is painted light grey. There is a blue cross and a series of dots on the flared end.