UNIDENTIFIED, Spence Bay / Taloyoak
TRANSFORMING SHAMAN WITH HELPER SPIRIT
17" x 14" x 8" — 43.2 x 35.6 x 20.3 cm.
A definitive attribution has not been assigned for this work. It is possible, based on stylistic similarities, that it is the work of Josie Ittiruttak (1899-1975). See Darlene Coward Wight, Art & Expression of the Netsilik, 2000, page 77. Sparshott noted this work to be attributed to Ookitook, presumably this would be Maudie or husband James Okittuq, however stylistically similar works have not been documented.
The Collection of Dr. Francis Sparshott, 1973
Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Bone
Settlement: Spence Bay, Spence Bay / Taloyoak, Taloyoak