IKAYUKTA TUNNILLIE (1911-1980), E7-927, Cape Dorset
23" x 11" — 58.4 x 27.9 cm.
“Angakuk is the Inuktitut word for shaman. A shaman’s tent was usually distinguished from other tents. In this case, the birds heads emerging from the three tents indicate they belong to a shaman. The birds are the shaman’s helping spirits.”
-Lipton, Barbara et al., Arctic Vision: Art of the Canadian Inuit, exh. cat., Canadian Arctic Producers, 1984, p. 77
Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Settlement: Cape Dorset, Cape Dorset / Kinngait
Signature: Disc Number
Works on Paper: Stonecut