miniature totem pole; white with touches of black for eyes of animals and brown snout on polar bear at top; animals depicted, from bottom: walrus, beluga whale, seal and polar bear; greenish-grey rectangular stone base

%C2%A9 Guy Nutarariq

Animal totem, 2009

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For thousands of years, Inuit people in Alaska and Canada have been carving smooth, sometimes haunting and whimsical sculptures out of bone, walrus ivory, wood, and stone. Inspired by the world around them, artists depict the people, animals and things they encounter in their daily lives and rituals.

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Title
Animal totem
Artist Life
(Inuit)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.8.3a,b
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miniature totem pole; white with touches of black for eyes of animals and brown snout on polar bear at top; animals depicted, from bottom: walrus, beluga whale, seal and polar bear; greenish-grey rectangular stone base

© Guy Nutarariq

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