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U014.3.269
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Calvin
Title : Kwagu't Pole
Date (Execution) : 2003
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Print; Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper; screen print
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Totem desigh, faces are turned toward the right, bird on the top with yellow beak and salmon in the hands of the bottom animal (bear?).
Accession # : U014.3.269
Width (cm) : 15.50
Height (cm) : 66.20
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This design represents an 18-foot pole carved by Calvin and raised in 2003. The pole depicts and Eagle at the top, which symbolizes nobility, integrity and heavenly pride. The next element is a warrior, wrapped in a blanker, with a Sisiutl design - a double-headed serpent that protects him. At the bottom is a Bear holding a Salmon, with the Bear being a fearless, strong and determined spirit, while the salmon symbolizes a long journey and a safe return home." - Calvin & Marie Hunt