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Sedna with a Crying Woman
  • Silas Qajaqjuaq
    born 1956, active 1980s–present
    born: Sanirajak (Hall Beach), Nunavut, Canada
  • Sedna with a Crying Woman, 1998
  • Where object was made: Sanirajak (Hall Beach), Nunavut, Canada
  • green variegated serpentine, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 13.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 5 5/16 x 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of H. G. Jones in honor of Marynell Dyatt Reece
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0152

Stylized carving of two figures. The figure on the facing right, identified as Sedna, has her arms extended in front of her head in a dive-like pose. Her head is thrown back and mouth opened. Long hair flows behind her, partially covering the second figure. The figure's fluked tail extends slightly above the head of the second figure.

The second figure is seated, wearing the heavy clothing of the Inuit. The figure's mouth is wide open and downturned. Dark green with some white veins in the stone.