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The Lumaaq Story, 1965

Paulusi Iqiqu Amarualik
Canadian (Inuit), 1917 - 1986
grey-black stone
10.9 x 31.4 x 14.2 cm
Gift of M.F. Feheley, Toronto, 1988
National Gallery of Canada (no. 30071)
© Paulusi Iqiqu Amarualik

From the swirling waters, the woman cries "Lumaaq, Lumaaq!" as a whale tows her away. This is the final episode in the legend of the blind boy who is the victim of an abusive mother. His sight regained, he takes revenge on her by tying her to the line of his harpoon just before he spears the whale.

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