Whalebone, antler, 35 1/2 x 20 x 20 in. (90.2 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm)
SOLD. This is a masterpiece of whalebone carving, by Manassie Akpaliapik, probably the premier Inuit artist working in whalebone. Titled "Revenge," the principal figure is animated by intense feeling. Hidden within the work, however, are a majestic eagle, a hawk swooping in to land, a caribou (the main figure holds the caribou antler) and several other figures.
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