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U003.20.1
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Henry
Title : Eagle and Wild Woman (limited edition print)
Date (Execution) : 1979
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Image depicts an eagle with outstretched wings, head facing left, "mounted" on the head of a wild woman (D'Sonoqua/Wicked Woman of the woods) who is facing the viewer with hands held up and open, bare-breasted, and wearing a skirt. The eagle is depicted in black, red and green, with yellow on the beak. The woman is black and red with green around her eyes.
Accession # : U003.20.1
Width (cm) : 50.16
Height (cm) : 38.10
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Dr. Peter Smart
Artist Statement : This design, "Eagle and Wild Woman", was originated from a painting by Henry Hunt on a drum which has been used in Potlatches. The eagle is a family crest on the father's side of the family. The wild woman or tsonoqua, on the maternal side of the family is a familiar figure in the pageantry of the winter dances. The shape of this design is similar to that of totem poles being carved by Henry Hunt and to that of a pole located in Alert Bay. This is Hunt's seventh published print. (Statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)