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U990.14.872
Artist / Maker : Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Title : Flying Frog Mask
Date (Execution) : 1989
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 : A face with clown-like features in black, white and red stares widely into the distance, wearing a "flying frog mask". At the bottom right corner a dwarfed fire smokes at the face, as though conjuring an hallucination or vision.
Accession # : U990.14.872
Width (cm) : 38.50
Height (cm) : 56.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "The flying frog mask is an ancient family symbol of a Gitksan/Wet sun wet dan tribe, symbolizing the mythical creature of a frog with wings. This particular design depicts the wooden carved version on a helmet mask." - Robert Sebastian