Police recover stolen First Nations art

Sul-Sultan, created by Tsartlip Coast Salaish artist Charles W. Elliott, was stolen from the University of Victoria

  • Jun. 23, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Saanich Police are looking for information on the theft of a valuable piece of First Nations art from the University of Victoria.

Police have recovered a piece of First Nations art stolen from the University of Victoria.

Victoria Police responded to a report of found stolen property in the 1300 block of Government Street Friday night. Police were informed that an unknown person, believed to be a man, dressed all in black approached a store and tossed a large object, wrapped in blankets, at the door. The store employee retrieved the item and discovered that it was the stolen carving from the University of Victoria.

It’s not known at this time if the piece has suffered any damage but it appears to be in good condition. The art piece is now with the Oak Bay Police and in the process of being returned to the University of Victoria.

The thefts was discovered June 13 after Oak Bay Police responded to a report of a break and enter at UVic’s Fraser building.

The art piece, Sul-Sultan was created by Tsartlip Coast Salaish artist Charles W. Elliott in 1995-96 and was commission by and is owned by the Faculty of Law.  The Sul-Sultan piece is carved cedar with inlaid abalone, depicting a cedar spindle whorl with central human figure flanked by two wolf figures and a frog at lower centre area.  The whorl sits in a painted carved stand and the overall value is estimated at $10,000.

 

 

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