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U010.17.39
Artist / Maker : Young, Wayne
Title : Raven and the First People
Date (Execution) : n.d.
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Nisga'a, Haida
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Graphite; Coloured Pencils
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : Preliminary Drawing
Visual Description : First Nations formline design of raven above three smaller human figures.
Accession # : U010.17.39
Width (cm) : 46.00
Height (cm) : 61.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "In days of legend Raven, going along the coast, discovered a huge clam shell. He couldn't understand why it was so huge. He discovered people inside the shell. They had just been created. Raven didn't understand why the people didn't look like him. He fully opened up the shell and let the people come out. Raven nurtured them, which was probably the first unselfish act he had done." Statement by Vincent Rickard, Pacific Editions, related by Wayne Young.