back wall


From: Canada | British Columbia | Vancouver Island

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title back wall
Object Number 29-175-479C
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Nootka
Provenience Canada | British Columbia | Vancouver Island
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Pigment

Seven sections-- floor, 4 sides, 2 roof pieces All painting in red & black on plain wood background. Entirely sea animals. Bared teeth predominate. c: Back Wall: 7 vertical planks with top edges slanted so that center plank is longest and has a peak. (for gable type roof). One supporting horizontal nailed along bottom edges, the other at height of shortest planks. Extend beyond verticals. Decoration: Side on which horizontals nailed: None Other side: Central sea animal with canoe filled with 4 humans in open mouth. Above this, 6 other fishlike creatures.

Height 69.5 cm
Width 164 cm
Credit Line Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number 6/8751 - Collector Number

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