This Haida Orca or Killer Whale sculpture is hand-carved from argillite by Haida artist Shaun Edgars. The contemporary sculpture represents a powerful Haida killer whale emerging from the waves. The deeply carved Haida formline designs on the whale's body and dorsal fin contrast with the naturalism of the waves beneath.
The Orca or Killer Whale symbolizes family, romance, longevity, harmony, travel, community and protection. He is said to protect those who travel away from home, and to lead them back when the time comes. Orcas will often stay their whole life with the same pod and raise each calf with care.
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This sculpture measures about 8 1/2 inches or 21 cm high, 5 1/2 inches or 14 cm long, and 4 1/2 inches or 11 cm wide.
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