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)
Inuit; made in Clyde River Region, Canada
Medium and Support:
Gift of Mrs. Harmar Brereton
Location: Currently on view
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]