OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005), Cape Dorset / Kinngait
SEDNA SWIMMING WITH HER YOUNG
signed in syllabics and Roman, c. 1970
16.5 x 8 x 10 in — 41.9 x 20.3 x 25.4 cm
Jean Blodgett notes: “The sea goddess, Taleeyayo, the mythological creature with a mermaid-like body who was believed to control the animals that people hunted, is a popular subject for Inuit carvers. Osuitok has done a number of representations of the sea goddess...”
Jean Blodgett, "Osuitok Ipeelee" in Alma Houston, Inuit Art: An Anthology, Watson and Dwyer, Winnipeg, 1988, page 46.