This Orca and Raven sculpture has been hand-carved in argillite by Haida artist Rufus Moody and signed on the bottom.
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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Mischievous and curious, the Raven plays many important roles in Pacific Northwest Coast Culture. For some, he symbolizes creation, transformation, knowledge, prestige as well as the complexity of nature and the subtlety of truth. He also symbolizes the unknown and shows that every person sees the world in a different way.
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The sculpture measures approximately 7 inches or 19 centimeters high, 2 3/8 inches or 6 centimeters wide, and 2 1/4 inches or 5 3/4 centimeters deep.
This is an older argillite carving, and as a result there are some minor wear marks found on the piece. Please see the images for reference.
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