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U990.14.493
Artist / Maker : David, Joe
Title : Eagle's Gift
Date (Execution) : 1981
Geographical Origin : Opitsaht, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Nuu-chah-nulth, Tla-o-qui-aht
Style / Period : Western Modern 1900-1950
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Brown design on beige paper; raven in centre of image with wings outstretched and face turned to profile; whale beneath the raven; circular and diamond designs above.
Accession # : U990.14.493
Width (cm) : 71.00
Height (cm) : 45.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : This print, Eagle's Gift, commemorates the adoption of Joe by Robert Davidson at a potlatch given on November 6th and 7th, 1981. The whale wolf represents Joe's old name of Ka-Ka-Win Chealth and the Eagle represents the Eagle Clan of Robert Davidson. The star in the centre is a space left for a new name to be given to Joe at the potlatch. Te sky is representative of Haida songs, dances and crests that he will be given the rights to use. (statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)