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Object Titlefloor
Object Number:29-175-479A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nootka
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver Island
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Length: 131 cm
Width: 117 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. a: Floor- 6 planks nailed on undersurface to narrow board at both ends. 3 short bars of wood nailed beyond floor surface at front end. Decoration: small rectangle in center outlined with black line. Rest of surface covered with paintings of sea creatures all facing "front end" including besides many fish-- octopuses, starfish, rays , etc.

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