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Double-Finned Killerwhale (1977)

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  • Medium: serigraph
  • Size: 32.5 × 24.5 inches
  • Edition: 75
  • Reference Code: RJH1977-01

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The mythology and art of the Indians of the Northwest Coast is full of references to the killer whale. The Kwakiutl believe that the killer whale lived in a great house four days’ journey away. His warriors were dolphins, and sea-lions were his messengers and slaves. Characteristics of Roy’s portrayal of the killer whale are the human face in the blow-hole and mask as tail. His multi-finned form is a legendary whale.

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