Inuit art: Muskox
Inuit Artist: Mathew Tikivik
Size: 5.5" long, 3" high, 2" wide
Community: Cape Dorset, NU 20
This Muskox carving by Mathew Tikivik is perfect in its execution.
Tikivik has meticulously carved hundreds of grooves in the stone.
The result is a multicoloured 3D effect which is captivating.
Each hair of the thick coat is spotlighted.
Another unique feature of Mathew’s muskox, is the forward angle of the horns.
A prey could be easily impaled on these deadly “spears”.
I love the small but wise eyes and his large cow-like mouth.
This is a piece that captivates the viewer. It has personality and yet it remains humble and gentle.
This sculpture is the perfect carving for an avid collector looking to expand their muskoxen but also fitting for a first time collector or as a gift of Canadian art to any art aficionado.
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