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Sculpture of polar bear
Etuangat Aksayook, Inuit
Carved ivory
Centimetres: 10.5 (height), 3.7 (width), 4 (depth)
1940-1942
Area of Origin: Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada
Collected by Dr. Jon A. Bildfell.
Tuugaaq—Ivory—Ivoire
Dr. Jon A. and Muriel Bildfell Collection;Purchased through the generosity of Mr. Donald M. Ross;Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestée par la Commission canadienne d'examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels. Dr. Jon A. and Muriel Bildfell Collection;Purchased through the generosity of Mr. Donald M. Ross;Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestée par la Commission canadienne d'examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels. Dr. Jon A. and Muriel Bildfell Collection;Purchased through the generosity of Mr. Donald M. Ross;Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestée par la Commission canadienne d'examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels.
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Description: This Polar bear sculpture is notable for its realism. It was made by master carver Etuangat Aksayook (1901-1996) of Pangnirtung, Baffin Island. Etuangat Aksayook received the Order of Canada in 1995 in recognition for his invaluable work of transporting the sick from outpost camps to the Pangnirtung hospital.

Other Media: 3D image of Polar bear

Publications: Lister, Kenneth R. The Inquisitive Dr. Bildfell. Rotunda 2002 35(1):34-40.

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