Sculpture

Soapstone sculpture of an Inuit fisherman.

  • Accession Number 2022.18.155
  • Artiste / Auteur Jimmy Smith: Jimmy Inaruli Arnamissak
  • Period 20th century
  • Materials stone, soapstone
  • Measurements 12,5 x 20 x 12,5 cm
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Historical context

Steatite sculpture depicting an Inuk sitting on the ground (or pack ice) handling a seal (natsiq, in the Inuit language). Resting his right hand on the seal’s forehead, the hunter exerts great effort by pulling, with a firm grip, on the animal’s rear flippers to lift it out of the water. To achieve this, the man pushes with his right leg, while sliding his heavy load close to his body, over his left leg. The well-defined, well...

  • Accession Number 2022.18.155
  • Artiste / Auteur Jimmy Smith: Jimmy Inaruli Arnamissak
  • Period 20th century
  • Materials stone, soapstone
  • Measurements 12,5 x 20 x 12,5 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection, 2022.018.155
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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