Sculpture

About this object

History of use

Since 1950, Canadian Inuit sculpture and carving has become an important economic venture. There is a world wide market for quality sculpture in stone, bone and ivory.

Cultural context

contemporary art

Physical description

Stylized human figure which follows the form of a vertebral spine with a sawn heart-shaped face. The face has a notch at top centre, line across forehead, holes (part way through) for oval eyes, small circles for nostrils and a crescent at mouth. Sawn, rounded shoulders; deep channel indicating arms which sweep down at sides; body expands out into partially eroded, squared off centrum. Phalange (of spine) extends out from sawn area below figure at back. Back side of figure has channels along arms.