5 ft large Sisiutl Mask by by Mervin Childs

5 ft large Sisiutl Mask by by Mervin Childs

Massive  59" (5 feet) Northwest Coast carving of a Sisiutl by Mervin Childs

Absolutely incredible masterpiece by Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations master carver Mervyn Childs. Very large, clean and balanced carving of a Sisiutl (Sea Monster/Sea Serpent) in red cedar, beautiful traditional use of colours, very strong expression.

The Sisiutl is one of the most powerful crests, and mythological creatures in the mythology of the Kwakwaka’wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth, and various other Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest, and figures prominently in their art, dances and songs. Sisiutl is the god of warrior invincibility, a magic war-canoe that can go underground and guardian of the house of the sky people.

Measurements: Width: 59", Height: 25"

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Mervyn Child was born in 1955 in the village of Tsakis, or Fort Rupert, at the North end of Vancouver Island, which he still calls home. Mervyn is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw tribe, but also has some Tlingit and Nuu Chah Nulth...Artist bio and other available works »

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