Object photography

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Object description

  • Henry Hunt (Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), 1923-2012)
  • Eagle and Wild Woman, 20th century
  • Ink on paper
  • Pacific Northwest Coast, North America
  • H: 14 3/4 in, W: 19 1/2 in (H: 37.5 cm, W: 49.5 cm)
  • Gift of Katrina M. Carye, 2011
  • 2011.29.20


Inscribed in graphite, below image, "'Eagle and Wild Woman' 83/170 Henry Hunt".


This silkscreen depicts an eagle, with head in profile facing left, and outstretched wings, mounted on the head of a wild woman (D'Sonoqua/Wicked Woman of the woods). Woman faces the viewer with her hands held up and open, bare-breasted and wearing a skirt. The colors used are green, red, and black with yellow for the eagle's beak. The artist has used formlines, an artistic technique characteristic of Northwest Coast art, to compose the designs. The eagle is depicted in black, red and green, with yellow on the beak. The woman is black and red with green around her eyes.


Dr. Richard Hunt