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U014.3.614
Artist / Maker : Young, Wayne
Title : Frog Clan
Date (Execution) :
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Nisga'a, Haida
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : First Nations print in vertical formline design with frog at the top. Colours include green, red, and black on white paper.
Accession # : U014.3.614
Width (cm) : 23.00
Height (cm) : 56.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "The Frog is one of the four Nisga'a clans from the Nass River Valley. The Frog Clan is a sub-crest of the Raven Clan. In the stories, Frog was the son of Volcano Woman. She is the guardian of all animals. One day a chief went on a hunting trip. His son threw a frog into the camp fire. The frog was Volcano Woman's son. She killed off the hunting party but let the son live so he could go back to the village and tell the people what happened. The Volcano woman erupted and wiped out the village." - Wayne Young "This is the third in a series of Nisga'a clan figures. Half of this edition has been printed on white paper and half has been printed on beige paper." Statement provided by Vincent Rickard, Pacific Editions.