Stone, Bone and Antler Sculpture by the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic
The Inuit ("People" in their language of Inuktitut) are spread out across the top of North America - from the northern slopes of Alaska in the West, throughout the northern Canadian coastline and archipelago, to Greenland in the East. Those inside Canada number about 65,000. The art they create is as varied as the land and sea they call home, and the materials they are using. We look for pieces that reflect individual tastes and style, and we hope you enjoy what you see here.
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Dated 4/28/1997, this huge figure is from the zenith of this artist's career. Rendered in a gorgeous example of "Apple Green" Serpentine, it is destined to always be the centerpiece in any display. The power of the animal is unmistakable, and the size, poise and...
$ 525.00 - This item has been sold.
Narwhal by Pitsiulak Qimirpik of Kimmirut, Nunavut 6.25" tall; 7" long; 2.5" wide
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Narwhal by Anu Arlooktoo of Kimmirut, Nunavut 14" long (with tusk)
Narwhal by Matthew Tikivik of Kimmirut, Nunavut 7.5" long; 5" tall; 3.5" wide
Nesting Crane with Eggs by Buddy Alikamik of Holman, Nunavut Muskox Horn 8.5" tall; 7" X 12"
This sculpture, of a Bear Shaman, was crafted by the hands of Nuveeya Ipeelie around 1988, and is a beautiful example of the skill and creativity of the late artist. Featuring a thick mustache and a very stylized bear’s head, this piece is makes quite...
Title: Nude WomanArtist: Kellipalik QimirpikCommunity: Cape Dorset: Circa 1998. A westernized portrayal of a bathing Inuit woman.Size: 23" X 12.5"X 8"Materials: SerpentinePrice: $7,500.00
Made by the Akulivik artist, Adamie Alaku Anauta, circa 1995, we hope that you love this piece as much as we do! The four otters and five fish are alive with motion in this timeless underwater scene. Complimented by a soft soapstone, these creatures seemingly...
Owl by Gil Etungat of Cape Dorset (Kingait), Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada Serpentine 9.25" wide; 1.5" tall; 1" deep
Owl by Sam Akesuk of Cape Dorset (Kingait), Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada White Marble 4" tall; 4" wide; 1.5" deep
From the peak of the career of a true master carver, this owl shaman is notable upon first glance, with beautiful lines creating the body and face of this 10.5” tall figure. Kiawak Ashoona, of Cape Dorset, carved this piece from a vibrant piece of...
Owl with Chick by Joanasie Manning of Cape Dorset (Kingait), Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada Serpentine, Bone 17" wide; 6" tall; 7" deep
Owl with Chick by Parr Parr of Cape Dorset (Kingait), Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada White Marble 8" wide; 4" tall; 2.5" deep
Polar Bear by Kelly Etidloie of Cape Dorset, Nunavut 6.5" tall
Walking Polar Bear by Killiktee Killiktee. 7.5" long; Nicely fed... !
Polar Bear by Timothy Pee of Kingait (Cape Dorset), Baffin Island, Canada Beautifully rendered in a small size, this highly polished bear is a classic from this artist.
Rabbit by Johnny Lee Judea from Kimmirut, Baiffin Island, Canada It seems like this guy is about to scratch an ear, and for some reason everyone is compelled to do it for him. Go figure. 9" long; 5 1/2" X 2 3/4"
Tattooed Sedna by Lucien Ukkalianuk (1940-2007); Igloolik, Nunavut; Disc E5127 Carving circa 1996. Serpentine, Bone, Muskox Horn 10" tall; about 10" wide
A little Dancing Muskox by Markusie Papikatuk, Cape Dorset, Nunavut "Apple Green" Serpentine; 4.5" tall
Reclining Man by Lucassie Ikkidluak, Kimmirut. Circa 1990. Serpentine; 11.5" tall; 10" X 17"
Relief Carving by Annie Parr of Cape Dorset. A classic from a few years ago, with a woman fishing on one side and a man building an Inukshuk on the other. 7" tall
Seal by Ningeosiaq Ashoona of Kingait (Cape Dorset), Baffin Island, Canada Pretty to look at, lovely to hold. 6 3/4" long; 2 3/4" tall
Seal Composition by Luccassie Mikkigak of Cape Dorset (Kingait), Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada Serpentine 13" tall
Shaman with String Game c.1997; Judas Ooloolah (Ullulaq); 1937-1999; Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, Canada Pyrxine, Quartz, Antler, wood, sinew; Black laminate base. 12" tall; 7.25" wide