Object from Oregon shipwreck


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Apr 4, 2005
I wonder if anybody has come across something similar to this carved, wooden stand. It is about twelve inches high, and is hollowed out. The wall thickness is about one inch. The handle at the top is inserted into the top of the stand, and I could not determine what held it, whether it was threaded, just a push fit, or glued in some way.

It was found around Nehalem, on the Oregon coast, where the beeswax ship wrecked, probably about the end of the seventeenth century (1690-1710). I suspect that the carving is Philippines in style. The family that has it says it was given to them about four generations ago, by a local Indian family who had found it at Nehalem.

I suspect that it was used to cover up religious statues at night, but that is just a guess.


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WOW It looks Very cool.

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