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Artist / Maker : Hunt, Tom ; Waławidi
Title : Seal and Sculpin
Date (Execution) : 1997
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 : Circular composition depicting two sea creatures facing face to tail in blue, green, red and black. A central shape with the profile head of a bird.
Accession # : U014.3.359
Width (cm) : 51.00
Height (cm) : 54.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Sculpin is a food source and is one of the figures of the fish kingdom of dances. The seal is a secondary crest among the Kwagiulth people. These two figures are often used as secondary figures on Hunt and Henderson family poles. The copper with the eagle design on its face represents the main crest of all the people of Fort Rupert, my home village." -T.H.