Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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toy boat
  • unknown Urarina maker
  • toy boat, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • wood, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 12.5 x 11.5 x 35 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 7/8 x 4 1/2 x 13 3/4 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4890

The roughly carved boat has a flat roof supported by four posts. The two planks were originally the sides to the structure atop the boat but are not currently attached. Long green string is tied to a nail at the flat end and there is short green string at the nail at the pointed end. "Jose Nurive Joguisto" is handwritten in pencil on the proper left side of the boat. It is a light natural color.