Josephee Kakee

Untitled (Camp Scene)

c. 1971
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This rare sculpture is notable for its connection to an entrenched ivory carving tradition. It carries many of the qualities of older miniatures sculptures such as attention to naturalism, truth to materials and intricate details. Kakee identified the figures as depictions of his wife and himself: “This is how we hunt seals. When it is very cold outside we sleep in snowhouses while out hunting. We make igloos of snowblocks and we sleep on it, sometimes for many days. This husband and wife are out hunting. Josephee and Martha Kakee.”
Title
Untitled (Camp Scene)
Date
c. 1971
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
walrus ivory, whale bone, stone, caribou fur, leather, sinew, cotton thread, and brass
Dimensions
installation dimensions variable
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the Maass Family, Montreal, 2010, in memory of Gerhart (Gerry) Maass
Accession number
43303