Model of a two-hatched kayak. Kodiak Eskimos. USA , Alaska state, Kodiak. North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island. 19th century.

Model of a two-hatched kayak
Collection MAE RAS: № 7401-5
Image ID: 4071040
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Museum inventory number:
№ 7401-5
Title:
Model of a two-hatched kayak
Ethnicity:
Kodiak Eskimos
Place:
USA , Alaska state, Kodiak
Geography:
North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island
Date:
19th century
Collector:
unknown
Materials:
wood, paint, leather, intestine, sinew, baleen, cotton thread, wool thread, cloth, beads
Dimensions:
length 57.5 cm, width 9 cm, height with figures 9.5 cm, height of the hull 5.1 cm, height of the nose 7 cm
Commentation:
There is a painted board located between the forward hatch and the nose of this model kayak. It is used to secure harpoons and other weapons used for sea hunting to the surface of the kayak. One of the sides of the board is carved to resemble the head of a cormorant.
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