5" Muskox by Mathew Tikivik

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Inuit art: Muskox (Musk Ox)
Inuit Artist: Mathew Tikivik
Size: 5" long, 3" high, 2" wide
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: Serpentine
id: caps-AL836021893fejy

Every muskox sculpture that crosses my path, intrigues me.

This carving by Mathew Tikivik is in a league of its own.


Tikivik has meticulously carved hundreds of grooves in the stone. The result is a multicoloured 3 dimensional effect which is captivating. Each hair of the thick coat is spotlighted.

Another unique feature of Mathew’s muskox is the forward angle of the horns. A prey could be easily impaled on these deadly “spears”.

I love the small but wise eyes and his large cow-like mouth.

This is a piece that captivates the viewer. It has personality and yet it remains humble and gentle.

This sculpture is the perfect carving for an avid collector looking to expand their muskoxen but also fitting for a first time collector or as a gift of Canadian art to any art aficionado.


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