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U990.14.838
Artist / Maker : Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Title : Raven Transforms To Man
Date (Execution) : 1985
Geographical Origin : Gitanmaax (Hazelton); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Gitxsan, Wet'suwet'en
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Fox-like form in black, red and white on solid bright blue background.
Accession # : U990.14.838
Width (cm) : 38.50
Height (cm) : 56.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "Raven used to play jokes on human beings all the time. There was darkness on the earth then. An important chief used to own the sun which he kept in a big box. One day Raven fooled the chief and stole the sun from the chief. He then flew to the sky with the sun and brought light to the earth. The raven fooled the chief by turning himself into a human." - Robert Sebastian