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U014.3.536
Artist / Maker : Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Title : Flying Frog Mask
Date (Execution) : 1989
Geographical Origin : Gitanmaax (Hazelton); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Gitxsan, Wet'suwet'en
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Image of a human figure's torso with a mask of a brown frog with wings and red legs. A blue circular design is visible behind the figure and there is a small image of a campfire in the bottom right corner with tray smoke extending upward through the print.
Accession # : U014.3.536
Width (cm) : 38.50
Height (cm) : 55.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "The flying frog mask is an ancient family symbol of a Gitksan/Wet sun wet dan tribe, symbolizing the mythical creature of a frog with wings. This particular design depicts the wooden carved version on a helmet mask." - Robert Sebastian