“Bisonte lanoso” sculpture in soapstone - INUIT - Canada

“Bisonte lanoso” sculpture in soapstone - INUIT - Canada
Second half of 20th century - good conditions

Inuit art was discovered in the mid-1900: masters in wood, stone and bone carving. Originally the statues and votive creations were manufactured by Thule’ people and destined to religious practices. Here is a work depicting a steppe bison in soapstone or steatite, also known as metamorphic rock. The Inuit art refers to works made out of relatively soft stones carved by walrus tusks ivory.
Dimensions are: 0.65 kg, 13 cm, 9 cm height and 5 cm width, signed at the base as you can see in the pictures

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