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Butchering Walrus on Ice Floe
  • Pauta Saila
    1917–2009
    born: Kilaparutua, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada ; died: Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada ; active: Canada
  • Butchering Walrus on Ice Floe, 1967
  • Where object was made: Cape Dorset Commune, Nunavut, Canada
  • relief print (stone cut)
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 389 x 595 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 5/16 x 23 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of Robert and Marion Mengel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0581
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This is a stone-cut graphic, numbered 20/50. It depicts two human figures, the facing left figure is larger than the facing right figure, each one is bent over and butchering a walrus. The walruses are red, with a large area of the otherwise blue water, indicating blood.