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Man Carrying Child on Shoulder with Pack #3

Man Carrying Child on Shoulder with Pack #3

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This week's Work of the Week is:

Unknown, Untitled (Man Carrying Child on Shoulder with Pack #3), n.d., whale bone, Estate of Kathleen Anderson Swallow, 1984.89.28 (a-b)

Unknown, Man Carrying Child on Shoulder w Pack #3

Happy Father’s Day! This whale bone carving of a father carrying a child on his shoulders was created by an unknown artist. Whale bone is a common carving material amongst Inuit artists and we have several sculptures in our collection made out of it. This sculpture was last exhibited in our Kinship exhibition in 2019. Although the identity of the artist remains a mystery, the subject matter is well known to most fathers out there!

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