Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Miniature Engraved Scrimshaw Tusk (c.1959-62)

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  • Medium: ivory, serpentine
  • Size: 8.5 × 3 × 1.5 inches (incl. base)
  • Reference Code: LS91136

Peter Aningmiuq

Inuit

Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1913-1986)

Peter lived a traditional life on the land in camps before he and his family moved to settle in Cape Dorset around 1962. Peter’s wife, Alashua Aningmiuq (1914-1972) was a graphic artist. Their sons, Jolly (1954 -), Salomonie (1956 -), and adopted son Kavavau Aningmiuq (1969 -) are all carvers in Cape Dorset.