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Museum catalogue: Inuit Art Collection

 

Carving

Image
Accession no.: Z: 313a-c
Title: Carving
Description: Carving, Muskox, soapstone. Artist: Simeonie (Simon) Akpaleeapik. Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, no date.
Artist: Akpaleeapik, Simeonie
Classified name:
Current place name Canada > Nunavut > Qikiqtaaluk > Mittimatalik
Former place name Canada > Northwest Territories > Baffin Island > Pond Inlet
Getty AAT Carvings
Number of items: 3
Full description:

a: Musk ox. Body (a) is carved from a single piece of black soapstone standing with left feet slightly ahead of right feet. Eyes, nostrils, mouth and triangular ears are incised. Curved horns (b,c) are made from musk ox horn. One end of each forms a peg which is inserted into hole and groove on each side of head. Incised underneath: syllabics Simon Akpaleeapik.

b: Musk ox. Body (a) is carved from a single piece of black soapstone standing with left feet slightly ahead of right feet. Eyes, nostrils, mouth and triangular ears are incised. Curved horns (b,c) are made from musk ox horn. One end of each forms a peg which is inserted into hole and groove on each side of head. Incised underneath: syllabics Simon Akpaleeapik.

Carving: Musk ox. Body (a) is carved from a single piece of black soapstone standing with left feet slightly ahead of right feet. Eyes, nostrils, mouth and triangular ears are incised. Curved horns (b,c) are made from musk ox horn. One end of each forms a peg which is inserted into hole and groove on each side of head. Incised underneath: syllabics Simon Akpaleeapik.

Dimensions:
  • a: Width: 72mm, height: 100mm, length: 197mm
  • b: Width: 72mm, height: 100mm, length: 30mm
  • Carving: Width: 72mm, height: 100mm, length: 28mm