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Two Otters

1982
7 1/4 x 8 x 2 1/4 in. (18.4 x 20.3 x 5.7 cm)

Thomassiapik Sivuarapik
First Nations (Canada)

Inuit; made in Puvirnituq, Nunavik, Quebec, Canada

Object Type: Sculpture
Medium and Support: Soapstone
Credit Line: Gift of La F├ęderation des Cooperatives du Nouveau-Qu├ębec in the name of the Harley School and the Shoestring Gallery
Accession Number: 1983.108
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Like many Inuit artists, Thomassieapik used his experience as a hunter to inform his work. Watching the animals, studying their habits and movement helped the Inuit secure food but it also allowed them to render animals in stone with surprising accuracy.

[Label text from "Art from the Arctic: Inuit Prints and Sculpture" (11/20/09-2/14/10) by Cynthia Culbert]

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