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U990.14.87
Artist / Maker : Hunt, George Jr.
Title : Sisiutl and Man
Date (Execution) : 1980
Geographical Origin : 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 : Circular formline design depicting water serpent which can be seen either in profile or front facing with a man in the centre.
Accession # : U990.14.87
Width (cm) : 72.00
Height (cm) : 57.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : This design was inspired by an ancient motif. The main figure, the Sisuitl is one of the most frequently depicted supernatural characters in Kwakuitl mythology. It is also one of the most powerful and central to the themes of warrior power, strength and invulnerability. (Statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)