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Artist / Maker : Dennis, Danny
Title : Frog
Date (Execution) : 1983
Geographical Origin : Kitwanga, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Tsimshian
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Full circle, half of which appears as a sliver of moon in red, the other half is occupied by design in red and black.
Accession # : U990.14.908
Width (cm) : 32.50
Height (cm) : 36.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : The frog is one of the two primary crest figures of the Gunhada clan of the Tsimshian, (the other is the raven). The crest is most often displayed on poles, house posts, house front paintings, and on dance blankets and headdresses. The traditional focus of presentation was the chief and his dwelling. There are many legends of the raven-frog clan in Tsimshian oral history. (statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)