Myra Kukiiyaut

The Dying Man Becomes a Wolf

1971
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To ease the final moments of Amaroq, whose name means "wolf", a female relative chants the man's personal magic song. As expressed by the verse inscribed on the print, Amaroq wishes for the passage of his soul to the body of a wolf, so that he may always hunt caribou.
Title
The Dying Man Becomes a Wolf
Date
1971
Medium
Print
Materials
colour stonecut and stencil on wove paper
Dimensions
79 x 54.6 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1989
Accession number
36523