Monday, October 31, 2005

Inuit Inukshuk Carving with Bear Head - Rare Eskimo Sculpture

I came across a very unique and rare Inuit inukshuk carving - Eskimo sculpture. This particular inukshuk actually has a polar bear head carved on top of the entire piece. I have never seen such an Inuit carving before. It was carved by Mark Tertiluk of Kangiqsujuaq in Nunavik. I have acquired and sold Inuit inukshuk carvings made by Mark before as he is one of the premier inukshuk carvers in the Arctic. But this is the first one I've seen with an animal head. The polar bear is a nice touch to the overall Arctic spirit of the piece. This inukshuk carving is over 8 inches tall so it is a very nice sized piece of Inuit art sculpture.

To see more images of this piece, go to Inuit Inukshuk with Bear. Other Inuit artwork including other inukshuk and polar bear pieces are at Inuit Carvings.

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