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 the statement!
Title: Bear Shaman c.1988
Artist: Nuveeya Ipeelie (1920 - 2010)
Community: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Size: 10.75" tall
Materials: Serpentine, antler