10" Black Bear with Teeth by Johnassie Ippak
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Inuit art: Bear with teeth
Inuit Artist: Johnassie Ippak
Size: 10" long, 4.25" tall, 3" deep
Community: Sanikiluaq, NU
Stone: Argillite (beautiful black)
This is one of the finest walking bears I have ever seen of this size and class. It is made by Johnassie Ippak who is a very talented and established artist.
Bears with teeth are much more difficult for an artist to do as opposed to ones without. The color and beautiful polish make this bear an exquisite piece to own. These details all allow the carving take off into a higher level of sophistication.
I also love the black stone.
This carving is new and purchased directly from the artist.