Muskox Lucassie Ikkidluak

Medium
Soapstone
Size
7.5 × 10.5 × 5.5 inches
19.1 × 26.7 × 14 cm
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This finely carved muskox, its long fur being blow by the wind, includes carved horn set into the stone. The muskox is an herbivore native to the Arctic tundra and is a traditional source of food and clothing for the Inuit. The sculptor, Ikkidluak is Inuit from Iqaluit, NU, and has been carving since 1967. He learned to carve by watching others especially his siblings. He is well known for his stone sculptures of Musk Ox that have been widely collected. His work is in private and public collections including the Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Inuit Cultural Institute in Rankin Inlet.

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