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House Model

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Object Number:29-175-479B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nootka
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver Island
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Height: 62 cm
Width: 150 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. b: Front Wall- 8 vertical planks nailed to 2 hori-zontal pieces of wood on interior surface, a narrow one at bottom edges and large carved one protruding above top edges. Horizontals extend beyond verti-cals. Almost oval doorway cut in lower center. Decoration: "Inside surface": Top horizontal carved with notches and a profile animal head at both ends. Top center curved. Planks painted with 4 large sea animals (fish ?) 2 of them with open mouths meet-ing around entrance hole. Other side: one sea animal over door, 3 to the left and 5 on right. Protruding part of top horizontal painted black.

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