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U990.14.94
Artist / Maker : Hunt, George Jr.
Title : Hok-Hok and Killer Whale
Date (Execution) : 1985
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 : Image of a Hok Hok riding on the back of a Killer Whale. Overall image has a slightly hexagonal shape at bottom.
Accession # : U990.14.94
Width (cm) : 37.70
Height (cm) : 42.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : Hok-Hok is a long beaked bird monster who is part of the great household in the sky controlled by the chief cannibal spirit Bakbakwalanooksiwae. He is portrayed in the dances of the Hamatsa society in the important Kwakiutl winter ceremonies. (Statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)