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U014.3.369
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Tom ; Waławidi
Title : Raven Moon
Date (Execution) : 2006
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 : Blue, grey and white design of bird (raven) with a white circle (moon) in its mouth. Grey/black background.
Accession # : U014.3.369
Width (cm) : 51.00
Height (cm) : 38.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This design illustrates a part of the Raven and the Box of Light story. 'At the beginning of time a little girl was told by her grandfather to guard the box which held the sun, moon and stars. Raven, always trickster, transformed himself into a little boy. Approaching the girl, he inquired after what was in the box. She refused his approach. He returned several times. Finally he said, 'Lets just peak in the edge,' and she relented. Loosening the knots just a little, the sun, moon and stars were able to escape into the sky.'" - As related by Tom Hunt