Inuit art: Hunter with Spear
Inuit Artist: Moses Kamookak
Size: 11.5" high, 8" wide, 5" deep
Community: Gjoa Haven, NU 1/22
Material: Limestone & Caribou Antler
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Gjoa Haven artists lean heavily toward creating scenes of Inuit life.
In particular, vignettes depicting Inuit hunters and fishermen are very popular.
I love the many spears, harpoons, bows, clubs and leather pouches that accompany the stone carvings.
This sculpture by Moses Kamookak is a beautiful rendering of an Inuk man who is carrying a large spear for fishing.
Hunt is in deep concentration.
His facial features are exquisite.
The stone is a bronze colour which gives it the look of metal.
And yes! Hunt is meant to be standing on an angle.
Perhaps, this angle is meant to suggest that our Inuk is running to the open water to spear his fish?
Our Gjoa Haven scenes of Inuit life are very popular.
Gjoa Haven artists seem to carve a high volume of these endearing scenes and they are so lovingly detailed with bows, arrows, spears, etc.
They document contemporary and historical Inuit life.
See our notes on The Gjoa Haven Collection.
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