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Polar Bear with Shaman

2 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 12 1/4 in. (5.7 x 14.6 x 31.1 cm)

Davidee Piungitu
First Nations (Canada)

Object Type: Sculpture
Medium and Support: Soapstone
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Harmar Brereton
Accession Number: 1983.82
Location: Currently on view
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This piece is relatively recent and may represent an inua or spirit/soul of a bear in human form. A label on the bottom of the piece links it to Canadian Arctic Producers (CAP), a government-initiated cooperative established in 1965 to market the work of the aboriginal people of northern Canada.
[Gallery label text, 2009]

Provenance
Mrs. Harmar Brereton, Canandaigua, New York; her gift to the Gallery in 1983

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