Inuit art: Hunter and Seal
Inuit Artist: Samwillie Niviaxie (1923-2008)
Size: 7" high, 4" wide, 3" wide
Community: Inukjuak, QC 5/22
** This Item is Eligible for our Layaway Plan
Museum quality Carving! Masterpiece Sculpture!
This is an important museum-quality sculpture by first generation Master carver Samwillie Niviaxie.
Carved by Niviaxie in 1993, this piece will resonate with the serious Inuit art collectors. The piece is signed in syllabics.
The scene is poignant and emotional.
A hunter with his kill.
But even though we assume the seal is lifeless, could it be possible that the Inuk is hugging the animal as it takes its last breath? Thanking the seal for giving up its life so he may live?