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U998.7.4
Artist / Maker : Reece, Heber
Title : Killer Whale Female
Date (Execution) : 1995
Geographical Origin : British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Tsimshian
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Ink;pencil
Support / Technique :
Object Type : Stencil, Screen
Visual Description : Killerwhale. Head is on lefthand side . Water is squirting out the spout. Colors are black, sienna, and turquoise
Accession # : U998.7.4
Width (cm) : 38.50
Height (cm) : 33.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "These four designs represent major crest figures of the Tsimshian people. There are many legends surrounding each of these animals which play important roles in the Tsimshian culture. The Raven has an oval shape at the back of the back which represents a libretto. This libretto is used by a high ranking princess or Chief's wife. The killer whale represents a woman who is a high ranking person in the Killerwhale Clan. The short fin shows that it is a female as does the oval shape at the bottom of the jaw which would be a libretto. The eagle and the Wolf and Herber's renditions in the traditional northern style." Statement provided by Vincent Rickard, Pacific Editions.