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Artist / Maker : Hunt, Henry
Title : Kwakiutl Pugwis
Date (Execution) : 1980
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Image depicts a left facing Pugwis (traditional Kwakwaka' wakw "Man of the Sea" or Merman). The figure is kneeling with hand elevated and portrayed showing fingers extended. The Pugwis has four scales descending his spine and one on top of his head. He also has protruding beaver-esque front teeth. Image is black and rusty brown.
Accession # : U003.20.2
Width (cm) : 35.56
Height (cm) : 43.18
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Dr. Peter Smart
Artist Statement :