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All Items: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Minerals: Pre 1910: item # 1078442


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Inuit Soapstone Carving
Sculpture of the Inuit is descended from the ancient craft of carving, honed for generations on the land. Most objects traditionally made were useful in very specific ways. A nomadic people could take little else with them besides the tools of their daily living. But a few small objects were carved. Such things as delicate earrings, dance masks, amulets, fetish figures, intricate combs and labrets are precious museum pieces today. In recent decades, Inuit have turned these skills to producing larger works whose austere beauty has astonished the art world. This carving is 10 x 4 inches, unsigned and in pristine condition.


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