Shaman Transformation Figure
Louis Arnayunak (a.k.a. Louie Iquliq)
Arts of the Americas
On View: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
4 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. (12.4 x 7.3 x 13 cm) (show scale)
Gift from the Edward J. Guarino Collection in memory of Edgar J. Guarino
Sculpture of dark stone depicts a seal in the act of transforming into a human being(shaman?) or represents a shaman transforming into a seal. The seal is sitting on his rear end with his tail flipping up and flippers at his side with nose raised into the air.
Louis Arnayunak (a.k.a. Louie Iquliq) (Canadian, Inuit, born 1968). Shaman Transformation Figure, 1996. Stone, 4 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. (12.4 x 7.3 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift from the Edward J. Guarino Collection in memory of Edgar J. Guarino, 2014.76.34. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2014.76.34_front01.JPG)
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