Inuit art: Beluga Whale
Inuit Artist: Daniel Shaimout
Size: 7" long, 3" wide, 3" high
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: Lime stone (Satin smooth finish)
This is a beautiful white Beluga whale from Cape Dorset. What attracted to me to this piece were its electrifying satin light coloring. I also found the lines and curves to be exquisitely acute and finely detailed. This whale has much movement as the overall lucidity of the piece brings much life to it.
The carving is signed on the bottom and comes with an igloo tag.