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Artist / Maker : Livingston, John
Title : Shark Woman
Date (Execution) : 1986
Geographical Origin : Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
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Medium / Material  : maple wood, abalone, paint
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Object Type : sculpture (visual works)
Visual Description : The main face of this Chief's frontlet is a shark woman, located in the top half of the piece. On either side of her head and below her chin are three frogs. There is a fourth frog which is the largest of them all at the lower end of the frontlet. A smaller green frog is positioned on its head. The eyes of the frogs and shark woman are of abalone inlay, as well as the palms, shins, teeth, chin, and forehead of the shark woman. Square-cut pieces of abalone inlay, four on either side, are used along the right and left edges of this piece. Green, black, and red paint is also used.
Accession # : U001.11.118
Width (cm) : 14.50
Height (cm) : 19.60
Depth (cm) : 6.70
Mandatory Credit : Gift of the Estate of Michael C. Williams
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