Model of Dug-out Canoe and Paddle
Arts of the Americas
early 19th century
canoe: 7 x 26 1/8 x 4 in. (17.8 x 66.4 x 10.2 cm)
paddle length: 21 in. (53.3 cm) (show scale)
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Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
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Sioux (Native American). Model of Dug-out Canoe and Paddle, early 19th century. Cedar, pigment, canoe: 7 x 26 1/8 x 4 in. (17.8 x 66.4 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.64a-b. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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The model canoe is carved from a solid piece of cedar. The canoe (a) is decorated with red paint around the upper edge and has a small hole in each end. The inscription on the canoe reads, "Model of a Sioux canoe and paddles." The inscription on the paddle reads “Model of Sioux canoe paddle." The paddle (b) is made from soft wood and decorated with red paint. It has a flat circular handle.
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