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U014.3.539
Artist / Maker : Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Title : Twin Ruby Throats
Date (Execution) : 1992
Geographical Origin : Gitanmaax (Hazelton); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Gitxsan, Wet'suwet'en
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Image of two ruby throated hummingbirds feeding from a blue and yellow flower against a vibrant purple background.
Accession # : U014.3.539
Width (cm) : 51.00
Height (cm) : 38.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Years have passed since the day two Ruby Throats came to the head chief of the Wolf Clan and offered a remedy to a disease that was killing Clan members. The birds came in a dream and told the chief of a root from a plant that grew near his village. The chief only helped the people he wanted to and not all Clan members. As a result, the plant had to opposite effect. The people who didn't receive help survived. To this day the plant helps all those who use it for medication." - Robert Sebastian