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An exceptionally early carved and painted wooden figure placed in a canoe or cradle | Donald Ellis Gallery
Side view of an important carved and painted wooden figure in a canoe or cradle | Donald Ellis Gallery

Canoe or Cradle Figure

Lower Columbia River

18th century

wood, paint

width: 10 ¼"

Inventory # CN4183

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Charles Ratton, Paris, France

Related Examples

This rare sculpture is stylistically similar to some of the earliest objects collected on the southern Northwest Coast.

For a mask believed to be collected by Captain James Cook between 1750-75 bearing very similar facial features, now in the Museo Ethnographico, Florence – see: King 1979, pg. 45

For a 19th century example – see: Ewing, 1982, pgs. 83 and 84