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model / cradle

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Model cradle; carved of wood; rectangular piece of wood with notch carved in top end for backboard; U-shaped piece of wood attached perpendicularly around three sides to make frame; skin covering with fringe around edge sewn onto frame; edge of skin painted red; top of backboard painted red; skin strap across back decorated with red, white and blue glass beads and tassels of horsehair?.


  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1730-1750
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 37.5 centimetres
    • Width: 15.75 centimetres
    • Depth: 6 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    This is illustrated and discussed with other examples C. Oberholtzer 'Made for trade', American Indian Art Magazine, 36(2) Spring 2011, pp 56-67, on p 60.

  • Bibliography

    • Green 1999 p.16 bibliographic details
    • King 1982 p.33 bibliographic details
    • Oberholtzer 2011 p.60, fig..6 bibliographic details
    • Bushnell 1906 p.682, pl.XXXVIII bibliographic details
    • Moore 2009 p.81 bibliographic details
    • Phillips 1998 p.82 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    1982-1987 Jun-Jan, Museum of Mankind, Thunderbird and Lightning: Indian Life in North America, 1600-1900
    1987-1990 3 Dec-Oct, London, Museum of Mankind, Living Artic: Hunters of the Canadian North
    1999 25 Jun-2009 Mar, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The Subarctic"
    2009 1 May-20 Sep, Victoria, Royal BC Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2009 11 Dec-2010 10 May, Madrid, Canal de Isabel II, Treasures of the World's Cultures

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Am1753D10.2040 (old CDMS no.)
COMPASS Title: Model tikinagan, or cradle


COMPASS Title: Model tikinagan, or cradle

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