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Inukpajuaq (Giant), 1987

Judas Ullulaq
Canadian (Inuit), 1937 - 1999
dark-green stone, musk-ox horn, ivory, bone, and sinew
56 x 61.3 x 37 cm
Gift of the Government of the Northwest Territories, 1989
National Gallery of Canada (no. 30217.1-4)

According to the artist, this two-sided figure tells the story of a shaman who transformed herself to help her people hunt for food. In her musk-ox form, the shaman is recognizable by her oddly shaped eyes. Back in human form again, the woman is shown eating a piece of meat.

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