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Museum catalogue: Inuit Art Collection

 

Carving

Image
Accession no.: Y: 2005/7/5a-b
Title: Carving
Description: Carving, Man Standing, soapstone on base. Artist and community: unknown, Canada, before 1966.
Artist: Artist unknown
Classified name:
Current place name Canada
Getty AAT Carvings
Number of items: 2
Full description:

Carving (a) on base (b): Carving (a) of a Man in black/grey (flecked with green) soapstone. Man is standing with legs apart and arms in front of body. Nose, eyes, eyebrows, and mouth are carved on oval face. He is wearing a hip-length parka with inverted V-shaped split at centre front. Attached pointed hood frames the face. Bottom edge of parka and knee-length trousers are outlined with an incised horizontal line and multiple vertical lines; incised line around edge of sleeves. Boots are decorated with an incised line around toes and heel and over instep. A vertical arrow is incised along centre front of each leg. White circular label "T5" glued to bottom of right foot; rectangular paper label "190" glued to bottom of left foot. A metal (copper) rod is inserted into a hole on the bottom of each foot and correspond to hole in rectangular clear perspex base (b).

a: Carving (a) of a Man in black/grey (flecked with green) soapstone. Man is standing with legs apart and arms in front of body. Nose, eyes, eyebrows, and mouth are carved on oval face. He is wearing a hip-length parka with inverted V-shaped split at centre front. Attached pointed hood frames the face. Bottom edge of parka and knee-length trousers are outlined with an incised horizontal line and multiple vertical lines; incised line around edge of sleeves. Boots are decorated with an incised line around toes and heel and over instep. A vertical arrow is incised along centre front of each leg. White circular label "T5" glued to bottom of right foot; rectangular paper label "190" glued to bottom of left foot. A metal (copper) rod is inserted into a hole on the bottom of each foot and correspond to hole in rectangular clear perspex base (b).

b: Carving (a) of a Man in black/grey (flecked with green) soapstone. Man is standing with legs apart and arms in front of body. Nose, eyes, eyebrows, and mouth are carved on oval face. He is wearing a hip-length parka with inverted V-shaped split at centre front. Attached pointed hood frames the face. Bottom edge of parka and knee-length trousers are outlined with an incised horizontal line and multiple vertical lines; incised line around edge of sleeves. Boots are decorated with an incised line around toes and heel and over instep. A vertical arrow is incised along centre front of each leg. White circular label "T5" glued to bottom of right foot; rectangular paper label "190" glued to bottom of left foot. A metal (copper) rod is inserted into a hole on the bottom of each foot and correspond to hole in rectangular clear perspex base (b).

Dimensions:
  • Carving (a) on base (b): Width: 90mm, height: 195mm (total including base), length: 95mm
  • a: Width: 60mm, height: 168mm
  • b: Width: 90mm, height: 25mm, length: 95mm