Abstract soapstone carving howling Wolf. Poss sig on base of foot. Inuit?

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Post by Sbro July 20th 2023, 4:20 pm

Dear all

Apologies, a little off piste enquiry but hoping collective knowledge base of the forum may help!

Abstract carving in what I think is soapstone of what appears to be a howling Wolf.

Signature possibly on base of one foot (maybe MUSA or MUSK?)

Approx 5” in length. Heavy in weight. Wondered if it might be Inuit and if there was any way of dating or attributing?

Thanks in advance

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Post by NaomiM July 20th 2023, 8:51 pm

Probably Native Canadian.
Inuits didn't do wolves, as far as I know, and it doesn't have their writing or the igloo label on the base

I'll move it to the Sculpture section in due course.

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Post by Sbro July 21st 2023, 3:59 pm

Thanks Naomi for both the info and for moving the strand

Know very little about Native Canadian carvings so any pointers gratefully received!

Thanks again!
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Post by Sbro July 29th 2023, 10:06 am

FYI Received some thinking that the animal depicted is either a lemming or a wolverine?
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