Inuit Sculpture Basaltic Shamanic Bear Transformation Drummer
A charming sculpture depicting a shamanic transformation to a drummer bear. Grey basaltic stone is likely from the community of Baker Lake. Off-center body adds a whimsical touch. Drum and drum stick, carved from antler, were added recently, as the original pieces were missing. Drum face has beautiful coloration.
c. 4th quarter 20th century.
6 3/4 in. wide x 6 1/4 in. high x 3 in. deep, including drum.