University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Titleback wall
Object Number:29-175-479C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nootka
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver Island
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Height: 69.5 cm
Width: 164 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917

Description

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.


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