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U014.3.86
Artist / Maker : Child, Alvin
Title : Haida Chest- Human Design
Date (Execution) : 2004
Geographical Origin : Haida Gwaii; British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Dzawad'enux (Tsawataineuk), Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type :
Visual Description : Black and red rectangular bentwood box design; red strip running along the bottom of the composition and a larger red strip running along the top with four clusters of four white dots.
Accession # : U014.3.86
Width (cm) : 76.50
Height (cm) : 49.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : The use of a bent box (steam bent) is widely used by all from Northern Vancouver Island to Alaska. The Human Design shows the human face, human eyes, human nose, human mouth. The lid of the box is made from one solid piece of wood which would be hollowed. The oval areas of the lid present the inlay of operculum shells" -- Alvin Child