Old Inuit Eskimo Sanikiluaq Art Hawk Or Falcon Bird Of Prey Carving No Reserve
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Old Inuit Eskimo Sanikiluaq Art Hawk Or Falcon Bird Of Prey Carving No Reserve:
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Old folk naive Inuit Eskimo sculpture
Beautiful and powerful Arctic bird of prey - Hawk or Falcon - superb curved beak
Head slightly turned
From the community of Sanikiluaq
Signed illegibly on the bottom in Inuktitut syllabic writing
Good condition - beautiful stone
Natural mineral marks and lines throughout
Old style English only Canada Certified Eskimo Art sticker, minor natural rough areas retained and minor sticker glue remains on bottom
Approx: 3 1/2 pounds
Approx: 5 1/2 inches high x 3 1/4 wide x 5 1/2 long
Selections from the booklet Canadian Inuit Sculpture - Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Carvings from Sanikiluaq, situated in the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay, are very popular with both art collectors and tourists.
...but it is the representations of the Arctic wildlife of the islands, particularly birds and marine mammals, that have made the art of this community so eagerly sought after. They also derive much of their popularity from the argillite stone which ranges from light green to almost black, often has a distinctive striped grain, and takes a beautiful polish.
Although the generic term soapstone is commonly used, this is a bit misleading. Soapstone, a soft talc steatite, is not used nearly as much as the harder serpentine, serpentinite, siltstone, argillite, dolomite, quartz and other types.
Materials are often in short supply, and artists must travel great distances overland or by boat to quarry quantities of good quality stone.
Multiple purchases shipped together.
Buyer to pay shipping and insurance costs.
Canadian buyers subject to Canadian taxes.
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