Sculpture

Steatite carving of an Inuk gathering sand rye (ivik or iviit), a long grass used to make baskets and dolls.

  • Accession Number 2022.18.141
  • Artiste / Auteur James (?) of Puvirnituq, Nunavik
  • Period 20th century
  • Materials stone, soapstone
  • Measurements 14,5 x 9,5 x 8,3 cm
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Historical context

Sculpture of a man squatting forward, leaning on his knee and left hand. With his right leg bent at an angle, the man appears to be standing up or sitting down as he picks plants. Perhaps these are ivik stems, the long fibers of which are used to make baskets. In fact, this figure is holding against him, on the right, something flat and rectangular with a texture made up of multiple fine vertical lines that could refer to a bundle of sand...

  • Accession Number 2022.18.141
  • Artiste / Auteur James (?) of Puvirnituq, Nunavik
  • Period 20th century
  • Materials stone, soapstone
  • Measurements 14,5 x 9,5 x 8,3 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection, 2022.018.141
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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