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House Model

Object Titleside wall
Object Number:29-175-479E
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nootka
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver Island
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Height: 53.5 cm
Width: 113 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. e: House side wall : 5 vertical planks nailed to 2 hori-zontals as with d. Extend beyond verticals on right. Decoration: Side on which horizontals nailed: One large fish ?, 1 medium, 3 small. ALl facing left. Other side: Central figure with scaled body, double flipper tail bent up, & round un-fishlike face. Across top long slender fish? 2 smaller sea animals either side of central figure. Stars too.

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