curved U-shaped piece of white antler; reclining figure wearing a very tall pointed cap (or ponytail?), with elongated face; legs of figure may be contained in a blanket, or figure may be a merman or mermaid; sled at center bottom being pulled by a whale, porpoise, two seals and a fish; all animals except fish attached to sled by harnesses made of string

%C2%A9 Chris Aula

Hunter (or mermaid/man?) with sled pulled by whale, porpoise, seals, and fish, 20th century

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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.

Details
Title
Hunter (or mermaid/man?) with sled pulled by whale, porpoise, seals, and fish
Artist Life
(Inuit)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.8.8
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curved U-shaped piece of white antler; reclining figure wearing a very tall pointed cap (or ponytail?), with elongated face; legs of figure may be contained in a blanket, or figure may be a merman or mermaid; sled at center bottom being pulled by a whale, porpoise, two seals and a fish; all animals except fish attached to sled by harnesses made of string

© Chris Aula

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