Sculpture

Soapstone sculpture of a drummer (qilautjautik).

  • Accession Number 2022.18.144
  • Artiste / Auteur ᐸᐱ ᐊᐅᐸᓗᑐ (Bobby Aupaluktuk, Inukjuak)
  • Date 1998
  • Materials caribou andouiller, stone, soapstone
  • Measurements 16 x 10,8 x 3,5 cm
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Historical context

Soapstone sculpture of a drummer. Here, the drum (qilaut in Inuit) is carved from a flat piece of caribou antler. Traditionally, it was made from a piece of wood bent to form a circle. On this round frame with a handle, a caribou skin was carefully stretched and held in place by a string. The instrument was used for entertainment, ceremonial purposes and even to resolve conflicts. Requiring coordination and intense physical effort, drummi...

  • Accession Number 2022.18.144
  • Artiste / Auteur ᐸᐱ ᐊᐅᐸᓗᑐ (Bobby Aupaluktuk, Inukjuak)
  • Date 1998
  • Materials caribou andouiller, stone, soapstone
  • Measurements 16 x 10,8 x 3,5 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection, 2022.018.144
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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