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Inuit Sculptures

All the sculptures here are from Cape Dorset on the Baffin Islands (north of Toronto near the Artic Circle). They are carved from soapstone which varies in color from green through black. They were all carve in the 1970's and all have the Government Official Igloo Seal for them.

inuitbear<Inuiy Bear

The Inuit had a tendency to carve what they saw around them and the myth, tales and folklore of their culture. The standing bear was a common sight to the Inuit so a popular subject of the carver. This carver, Tuk Nuna, was one of the most famous of the Inuit carvers. The bear (the color on the right is the most accurate) is 10 1/2 inches long x 6 1/2 inches tall x 5 inches wide..(SN-193)....$780

The Dancing Bear shows the light-heartedness of some of the carvers. It, also, is a popular subject of the carvers; and, shows the skill in their ability to create a sculpture that is heavy, but is, also, well balanced in the standing of the Dancing Bear (the color os this bear is most accurately shown on the right--it is also signed by the carver). It is 8 inches tall x 6 inches wide x 5 inches deep...(SN-146)...$995

faces

This massive sculpture has approximately 63 highly detail faces, depicts the various myth of the Inuit culture and folklore. Tytoosie Tunnillie is most noted for his rendition of the Inuit myths, cultural tale, and folklore. He, here, has shown an extreme wide variety of faces depicting these myths and of the continuation of the folklore. This impressive sculpture is 20 inches long x 21 inches tall x 9 inches wide.....(SN-362)...$14,800.

This large sculpture has approximately 25 highly detail faces, depicts the various myth of the Inuit culture and folklore. Tytoosie Tunnillie is most noted for his rendition of the Inuit myths, cultural tale, and folklore also completed this piece. He, here, has shown an extreme wide variety of faces depicting these myths and of the continuation of the folklore. This impressive sculpture is 9 1/2 inches tall x 12 1/2 inches wide x 5 inches wide....(SN-257)....$3,930.

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