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U014.3.292
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Eugene
Title : Raven and Sculpin
Date (Execution) : 1998
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Blue, black and red bird (raven) holding a light blue, black and red fish (sculpin) within its talons. Image is a beige circular composition.
Accession # : U014.3.292
Width (cm) : 38.50
Height (cm) : 40.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : The Raven is the main crest figure of the Hunt family. This crest descends from the Hunt family's Tlingit ancestry from Tongas, Alaska. Raven is involved in many legends of the Northwest Coast. The most famous of these being the Creation of Daylight. The sculpin, which is a type of codfish, is found in coastal waters. This figure is a sub-or secondary crest of the Kwagiulth people. The sculpin is also one of the characters of the Undersea Kingdom dances. This print illustrates a Raven diving down and picking up the sculpin water. (Statement provided by Pacific Editions)