What we have here is a Massive Double Sided. By famous Inuit Artist MANASIE AKPALIAPIK. (b1955), S igned with Syllabics, see bio in blue below.Likely one of his earlier carvings from the 1980s.. Very large size at approximately 20 1/2 inches long by 11 1/2 inches tall by 9 inches deep and weighing a substantial 15.64 pounds.
Th is is a large bold piece by a highly sought after artist... Just look at the dramatic facial expressions and powerful appearance on both sides. In general Inuit sculpture may or may not have nicks dings scratches cracks soiling stains loses and imperfections etc that are common to this type of item and sometimes true to the time of creation and consistent with age, see photos for condition... I do not know the exact age, likely 1980s... Look at the photos and you decide to your best judgement what this is, the age, the condition and what this is worth.
Enjoy for a lifetime or resell for a profit! This is a nice piece, don't let it get away.. Born in 1955 in a hunting camp on northern Baffin Island, Manasie Akpaliapik settled with his family in Arctic Bay in 1967. He first learned to carve by watching his grandparents and his aunt. At the age of twelve he was sent to residential school in Iqaluit, where the Inuit language, Inuktitut, and traditional beliefs were restricted.This had a profound impact on Akpaliapik, who rebelled by leaving school at age sixteen. He married a young woman named Noodloo and moved back to Arctic Bay. After the tragic death of his wife and their two children in a house fire in 1980 he moved and began sculpting again, learning how to use new tools and media and how to create intricate detailing. Akpaliapik has always been interested in learning more about Inuit culture in order to preserve for young Inuit it through his sculpture.
He received a Canada Council grant in 1989, to travel back to Arctic Bay to learn drum dancing and kayak making, and to research and collect stories told by elders. Akpaliapik has also invested much of his time giving carving workshops in the North and in the South. He explains: Everything that I'm doing is trying to capture some of the culture, about my traditions, simple things like hunting, wearing traditional clothing, harpoons, using legends. I feel that the only way we can preserve the culture is if people can see it. He presently has an exhibition of major works at the Art Gallery of Ontario AGO, Canada.
Please read entire listing for all conditions of sale. See photos as to the item's condition... This is a very large piece in a big box. To many but not all European countries including England, France, Belgium and Germany. If you ask to cancel an order I wil l not respond to your request!Don't let this get away! If you have any questions feel free to send me a message.
If you have any problems or concerns with your order please contact me first before leaving feedback so we can work it out, I want happy customers. The item "20 Massive MANASIE AKPALIAPIK DOUBLE SIDED Inuit Eskimo Carved Fossil Sculpture" is in sale since Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal". The seller is "secretnewtgallery" and is located in British Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.