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U998.7.96
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Ross Sr.
Title : Kwagulth Hok Hok
Date (Execution) : 1994
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 : White background. Double headed bird with face in body and wings out. Colors are black, green, and red.
Accession # : U998.7.96
Width (cm) : 55.50
Height (cm) : 38.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "My father owned the rights to the supernatural bird, Hok Hok. Hok Hok has a long narrow beak which he uses to crack open skulls. Late Chief Thomas Harry Hunt owned eight supernatural bird, or Humspon, masks. These are now passed on to Chief George Hunt Sr.. They are part of the sacred Cedar Bark ceremony. In my younger days I used these masks in ceremonial performance, and I am still a member of the Hamatsa society." - R.H.