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House Model

Object Titleside wall
Object Number:29-175-479D
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nootka
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver Island
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Height: 53.3 cm
Width: 112 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. d: Side Wall: 5 vertical planks nailed to 2 horizontals, one along top edge, other at bottom. Ex-tend beyond verticals on right side. Decoration: Side on which horizontals nailed: 2 long sea monsters with star-fish between them. Heads to the left. Other side: Central octopus with tentacles filling most of sides (also one fish on each side & head of fish or eel on each upper corner)

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