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Museum catalogue: Inuit Art Collection

 

Carving

Image
Accession no.: N: 823a-c
Title: Carving
Description: Carving, Man and Woman on base. Kitaamiut (West Greenlanders). Maniitsoq (Sukkertoppen), Maniitsup kommunea (Sukkertoppen District), Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland), 1927-1935.
Classified name:
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa > Maniitsup kommunea > Maniitsoq
Geographic area West Greenland > Sukkertoppen District > Sukkertoppen
Current cultural affiliation Kilamiut
Former cultural affiliation West Greenlanders
Getty AAT Carvings
Field collection:
Person hutchison
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland) > Maniitsup kommunea (Sukkertoppen District) > Maniitsoq (Sukkertoppen)
Date 1927
Number of items: 3
Full description:

Two figures (upper body of man and woman) in ivory on soapstone base. a - Woman has a triangular face with incised curved eyebrows, circular eyes, triangular nose, two circular nostrils and open rectangular mouth enclosing 4 depressions for teeth. Eyebrows and eyes are outlined in pencil. A circular hole is carved at the centre of each U-shaped ear. Figure-8 shaped peg is inserted into hole at top back of head. Circular "collar" is carved around neck. Circular ivory peg is inserted into hole at centre of flat bottom and corresponds to hole in base. b - Man has a triangular face with incised curved eyebrows, circular eyes, rectangular nose, two circular nostrils and open rectangular mouth enclosing 4 depressions for teeth. Eyebrows, eyes and nostrils are outlined in pencil. A circular hole is carved at the centre of each oval-shaped ear. He is wearing a brimmed cap attached by an ivory peg inserted through the top of the cap into the top of the head. Circular "collar" or hood is carved around long neck. Circular hole at centre of flat bottom (peg missing). c - Rectangular base of grey soapstone with incised line 5 - 7 mm from edge. Two circular holes 23 mm and 26 mm from short sides.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 80mm (base), height: 90mm, length: 131mm (base)