DAVIE ATCHEALAK (1947-2006), Frobisher Bay / Iqaluit
SINGING DRUM DANCER
stone, antler, hide, sinew
signed in Roman and syllabics
21.5 x 16.5 x 9 in — 54.6 x 41.9 x 22.9 cm
"Long ago, Inuit used to gather in numbers for the drum dance. Often in the fall, coming back from the summer caribou hunt, people would father from different camps for the festivities. In the winter they would use an igloo for their dance house."
Marie Routledge, Inuit Art in the 1970’s, exhibition catalogue, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1979, page 44