This work is not currently on view.
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
5 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 4 in
- Collection Area
Native American Art; Modern and Contemporary Art
- Object Type
- Cultural Group
- Credit Line
Gift of Meredith and Robert Amon
- Accession Number
© unknown, research required
Carvings from Sanikiluaq, in the Belcher Islands of Hudson Bay, are popular with art collectors. Although human subjects are produced, it is the representations of Arctic wildlife, particularly birds, which have created a heightened demand for Sanikiluaq carvings. These elegant works are often incised with minute detail. Their popularity is further enhanced by the argillite stone from which they are carved. This stone has a distinctive striped grain and light green color, which takes a beautiful polish. These carvings are depicted realistically, but often in unusual poses or exaggerated proportions.