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U990.14.82
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Henry
Title : Eagle and Wild Woman
Date (Execution) : n.d.
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Print image of First Nations design featuring frontal view of woman with eagle above her head. Eagle's beak faces to the left.
Accession # : U990.14.82
Width (cm) : 50.00
Height (cm) : 37.70
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : This design, "Eagle and Wild Woman", was originated from a painting by Henry Hunt on a drum which has been used in Potlatches. The eagle is a family crest on the father's side of the family. The wild woman or tsonoqua, on the maternal side of the family is a familiar figure in the pageantry of the winter dances. The shape of this design is similar to that of totem poles being carved by Henry Hunt and to that of a pole located in Alert Bay. This is Hunt's seventh published print. (Statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)