Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature canoe
  • G. B. Hall
    active: United States, Canada
  • miniature canoe, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada?
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8 x 9 x 39 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 15 3/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6142

The miniature wooden canoe has one flared end that extends farther than the other end, which is more vertical and block-like. It has a flat bottom. Most of the canoe is left a natural wood color but the flared end has a tab that is painted grey and there is a curved line painted on either side of both ends. The top edge of each side of the boat has two bracket shapes, also grey. The interior has two wider grey arches, one at either end. G.B. HALL is written on the facing left side of the pointed end.