Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Head of Shaman (1997)

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  • Medium: basalt
  • Size: 7.5 × 4.5 × 4 inches
  • Reference Code: M130903

Nelson Takkiruq

Inuit

Gjoa Haven, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1930-1999)

Nelson’s brothers are two well known carvers, Judas Ullulaq and Charlie Ugyuk. He is an uncle of the late Karoo Ashevak (1940-1974). His wife Mary, and their two sons Elijah and Jacob are also carvers.