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Eagle, Killer Whale, and Raven totem
  • Brad Starr
    active 1995–present
    active: Canada
  • Eagle, Killer Whale, and Raven totem, circa 2002
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • yellow cedar wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 63.5 x 12 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 25 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0229
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Tall, thin sculpture carved from wood depicting three animal figures, from top to bottom identified as an eagle, a killer whale, and a raven. The eagle sits upright with its wings at its side and is looking straight forward. The whale is facing downward, with its flukes curved toward the front of the sculpture and with its dorsal fin also facing toward the front of the sculpture. The raven is facing toward the front of the sculpture with its head lowered down to its breast. Most of the surface is painted black, with elements painted in red and others left unpainted.