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Man Over Seal, Sedna Over All

Photographer
George Kopak Tayarak (Tayarak Tayarak/Qupak Tayarak/Jaji Tayarak/Josie Tayarak/Jaja Tayarak), Inuit (Canadian Eskimo), b. 1931
Culture/People
Inuit (Canadian Eskimo)
Artist/Maker
George Kopak Tayarak (Tayarak Tayarak/Qupak Tayarak/Jaji Tayarak/Josie Tayarak/Jaja Tayarak), Inuit (Canadian Eskimo), b. 1931
Previous seller
Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec
Previous owner
Bert Witt (Mervin Herbert Witt), Non-Indian, 1916-2013
Ellen Witt (Ellen Hays Witt), Non-Indian, 1917-2007
Donor
Bert Witt (Mervin Herbert Witt), Non-Indian, 1916-2013
Ellen Witt (Ellen Hays Witt), Non-Indian, 1917-2007
Date created
1974-1975
Object Type
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Title
Man Over Seal, Sedna Over All
Object Name
Sculpture
Media/Materials
Steatite/soapstone
Techniques
Carved, polished
Dimensions
27 x 16 x 56 cm
Catalog Number
26/379
Barcode
260379.000
Collection History
Purchased by Inuit art collectors Bert Witt (Mervin Herbert Witt (1916-2013) and his wife Ellen Hays Witt (1917-2007) from the Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec (Montreal, Quebec) in 1975; donated to NMAI by Bert and Ellen Witt in 2001.
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
See related items
Inuit (Canadian Eskimo)
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place
Salluit (Sugluk); Nord du Québec Region (Nunavik); Québec; Canada
Archipelago
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Island Name
Herschel Island
Island Grouping
South Canadian Arctic Islands