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U014.3.355
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Ross Sr.
Title : Chief of Chiefs
Date (Execution) : 2004
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 : Circular composition with beige background and red border. Black sun-like figure within the circle with a face in green, black and red.
Accession # : U014.3.355
Width (cm) : 43.50
Height (cm) : 38.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "On the prairies the native's called him The Creator. The Kwagulth called him the Chief of Chiefs. They prayed to the sun and what was behind the sun. The West Coast people called him the great Transformer. It is just a phrase to acknowledge the Higher Power. There are numerous stories about the Chief of Chiefs. One story tells of how the Chief of Chiefs fell in love with a beautiful Sea Lion. He tried his best to be amorous, but she rebuked him. The Sun then sent a ray of Sunshine down onto her and she became pregnant. The Son of the Sun became Mink. This was the child created from the mating of the Sun and the Sea Lion." - Ross Hunt Sr.