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Artist / Maker : Hunt, Henry
Title : Kwakwaka' wakw Chief and Frog
Date (Execution) : 1980
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Red cedar; paint
Support / Technique :
Object Type : carvings (visual works)
Visual Description : Sculpture is in 2 pieces. Chief figure (U003.20.8A); Frog base (U003.20.8B). Base is a frog, carved and painted green, yellow, red and black. His forepaws are stretched in front of him and each have three toes. At the top back of the frog is a round peg where a round slot in the base of the Chief fits to connect the sculpture. Chief figure is carved and painted yellow, black, green and red. He is wearing a hat with three rings (called skils) indicating his high rank.
Accession # : U003.20.8
Width (cm) : 22.86
Height (cm) : 36.83
Depth (cm) : 11.43
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Dr. Peter Smart
Artist Statement :