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U990.14.840
Artist / Maker : Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Title : The Herd - Killerwhale
Date (Execution) : 1985
Geographical Origin : Gitanmaax (Hazelton); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Gitxsan, Wet'suwet'en
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : First Nations design of stylized whales swimming in the ocean. Two large and two small whales, all facing left. Solid colours of light blue, red, and black on white paper background.
Accession # : U990.14.840
Width (cm) : 72.50
Height (cm) : 57.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "Pods of Killer Whales seen patrolling the waters of British Columbia are a spectacular sight. Since time immemorial, they have been the subject of fantasy and superstition for coastal peoples and are used as a major crest animal by the Tsimshian." (statement provided by Pacific Editions)