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U990.14.1105
Artist / Maker : Ruben, Abraham Apakark Anghik
Title : Raven and Shaman Within
Date (Execution) : 1987
Geographical Origin : Northwest Territories, Canada
Cultural Group : Inuit
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Image of large blue raven with a stylized face in the feathers on the body.
Accession # : U990.14.1105
Width (cm) : 55.00
Height (cm) : 74.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "During Inuit rituals, a Shaman could go into a trance like state and take over an animal's soul or space. In this case he has taken over a raven. He would do this in order to understand the animal and use it for his own purposes. This accounts for the man's face looking out and the bird form receding in Abraham's print." - Open Pacific Graphics Limited