Beautiful Woman

About this object


Made from serpentinite from the Kangiqsuqutaq quarry at Korok Inlet. The artist's husband, Iyola Tunnillie, obtained the stone for her to carve.

Physical description

Sculpture of a seated female figure with her legs tucked underneath her and one shoe showing on her right side. Woman has one hand on her knee and the other holds a piece of quartz in her lap. Woman is carved as wearing a short-sleeved dress and wears a crown that has five small pieces of quartz projecting up from the top of it. The hair and eyes are carved but left unpolished, unlike the other highly polished areas.