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Artist / Maker : Hunt, Tom ; Waławidi
Title : Kwagul Crane
Date (Execution) : 2008
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Print; Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper; screen print
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Red, green, black and grey creature with a fish-like body, bird wings and the neck and head of a crane. Facing toward the left.
Accession # : U014.3.373
Width (cm) : 46.00
Height (cm) : 58.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "In one of the stories of the Crane, a hero waited for low tide in order to enter the house of the Copper Maker. When the waters receded, a hole in a rock face was revealed and the hero entered the Undersea World. Crane stood guard at the entrance to this place. At the end of this journey the Copper Maker gave the visitor his name and the Crane to take back to the mortal world. Ever since, his descendants have held the rights to use the Sandhill Crane mask. The Undersea World is represented by the Sea Monster within the body of the Crane." -- as related by Tom Hunt (source Pacific Editions)