Abraham Niaquq Irquq Reclining Bear
What a laid-back bear by Povurnituk (Povungnitok) artist Abraham Niaquq, born in 1938. We tend to attribute human attributes to bears, and this bear looks like it’s ready to down a beer and have a chat.
8 1/2 inches long x 7 1/2 inches wide x 8 inches high. Weighing in at almost 12 pounds, this is a substantial sculpture in a compact package.
Carved in 1981, as recorded on the sculpture’s igloo tag.