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Artist / Maker : Hunt, Eugene
Title : Kwakiutl Sun
Date (Execution) : 1998
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Octagon composition with beige background and black border. Yellow, red and black image of a beaked sun in the centre.
Accession # : U014.3.294
Width (cm) : 38.00
Height (cm) : 41.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : The sun is the personal emblem of the chiefs and is involved in several legends. Because it is a family crest figure it is displayed in the winter Klasila dances as part of a family's dloogwi, or box of treasures. Eugene originally painted this design on a hexagonal tambourine style drum. (Statement provided by Pacific Editions)