Kiugak Ashoona

Bird Creature

1990
Category: 
This sculpture depicts the bird shaman Natturalik (Golden Eagle) from a well-known Inuit legend. According to the tale, an eagle abducts a young woman and takes her to his cliff-top nest, where he makes her his wife. In many versions of the story, the woman later escapes the eagle and becomes Nuliajuk, the sea goddess.
Title
Bird Creature
Date
1990
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
light-green stone
Dimensions
49 x 45 x 22 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1991
Accession number
35529