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U998.7.8
Artist / Maker : Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Title : Twin Ruby Throat
Date (Execution) : 1993
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 : Print; Serigraph
Visual Description : Background is pink at top mixed with puple at bottom. Turquiose flower at left corner. Two birds facing each other- the colors of birds is black, some red and yellow and green
Accession # : U998.7.8
Width (cm) : 51.00
Height (cm) : 38.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Vincent Rickard
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