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Eagle Frontlet Carving

Sale price$3,300.00 CAD

"Eagles figure prominently in Kwaguilth legends as they are found in abundance along the Northwest Coast. Eagle is one of the main crests of the Kwaguilth people of Fort Rupert, BC. The Eagle represents power and strength."

This Eagle frontlet mask was carved from red ceder, painted and adorned with abalone detail by Kwakiutl artist and carver Richard Hunt.

"I enjoy educating people about my culture and I am able to do this through my artwork. I hope I am able to give people a better understanding about my culture and its' importance to my people." - Richard Hunt

  • Contents

    red cedar, paint, abalone

  • Additional Details

    7" x 5"

About Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt was born in Alert Bay, BC where he began carving with his father, the late Henry Hunt, at the age of thirteen. In 1973, Richard began work at the Royal British Columbia Museum as an apprentice carver under his father. In 1986, Richard resigned from the Royal British Columbia Museum to begin a new career as a freelance artist. Richard is Kwakiutl and comes from a family of internationally respected artists. Richard now calls Victoria home. He acknowledges with respect the ancestral territories of Indigenous Peoples across British Columbia.

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Eagle Frontlet Carving
Eagle Frontlet Carving Sale price$3,300.00 CAD