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U990.14.214
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Calvin
Title : T-Bird And Whale
Date (Execution) : 1990
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Western Modern 1900-1950
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Black, red and green design of a Thunderbird flying above and grabbing the back fin of a whale. Black dotted lines above the whale's blowhole and three red and black circles along it's body.
Accession # : U990.14.214
Width (cm) : 38.00
Height (cm) : 27.60
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : Thunderbird and Killerwhale are both major crest figures among the Kwagiulth. They are often pictured together as the massive bird was said to favour whales as his primary source of food (Statement provided by Pacific Editions).