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U014.3.202
Artist / Maker : Young, Wayne
Title : Wife of Nanat Sim Get
Date (Execution) : 2003
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 : Blue, black and red profile of a killer whale diving downward.
Accession # : U014.3.202
Width (cm) : 46.00
Height (cm) : 61.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "There was a young man who lived with his aunt. She taught him to fish and trap. he learned well, and in time he became a prolific hunter and trapper, supplying food for his village. He was revered by the people of the village. One time he went on a trip, travelling for some time. When he came back his canoe had a cloud in it. When the villagers asked him about this he would tell no one. Under the cloud was his new wife, who was stunningly beautiful. The hunter then had to go back to the undersea world (where his wife was from) to explain to her parents why he had taken her from her world. On his way, he saw a whale with his wife on its back. He then consulted a shaman who told him to take gifts to the wife's parents. He brought them things that they didn't have under the sea, such as furs, but to no avail. This is why Nanat sim get means to have a lost love."