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U014.3.329
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Richard ; Gwe-la-yo-gwe-la-gya
Title : Beaver and Eagle
Date (Execution) : 1993
Geographical Origin : 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 : Totem pole design with a beaver beneath an eagle. The eagle has a sun for a head.
Accession # : U014.3.329
Width (cm) : 34.00
Height (cm) : 49.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "The top figure represents Eagle with outstretched wings. The Eagle has its feathers around his face to make him look like the sun. The Beaver is holding a copper which is the symbol of wealth. Beaver is used in the dance of the Animal Kingdom. These crests belong to the Kwagulth of Fort Rupert, B.C. Beaver is the animal that represents Canada. The Eagle is nature to North America; and the Sun in the Eagle's face represents the Sun on the flag of British Columbia. Beaver is holding the copper which is a symbol of wealth, which we all possess, Common-wealth." -R.H.