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Pair (2) Alaskan Inuit stone carvings
Hunter
Size: 2 x 7 x 4
Signed : "Peter" on bottom
Swan
Size: 2 x 7 x 4
Inuksuk (also spelled inukshuk, plural inuksuit) is a figure made of piled stones or boulders constructed to communicate with humans throughout the Arctic. Traditionally constructed by the Inuit, inuksuit are integral to Inuit culture and are often intertwined with representations of Canada and the North. A red inuksuk adorns the flag of Nunavut. In Inuktitut, the term inuksuk means "to act in the capacity of a human." It is an extension of the word inuk meaning "a human being." Inuksuit have been found adjacent to archaeological sites dating from 2400 to 1800 BCE (see Prehistory) in the Mingo Lake region of southwest Baffin Island. While stone figures resembling human forms are often referred to as inuksuk, such figures are actually known as inunnguaq.

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Pair (2) Alaskan Inuit stone carvings

Estimate $200 - $400Oct 28, 2018
6030 North Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
United States
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