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Throat Singers (two separate figures)
  • Silas Qajaqjuaq
    born 1956, active 1980s–present
    born: Sanirajak (Hall Beach), Nunavut, Canada
  • Throat Singers (two separate figures), 2001
  • Where object was made: Sanirajak (Hall Beach), Nunavut, Canada
  • green variegated serpentine, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: .01) 6.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: .01) 2 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 1 3/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Depth: .02) 8 x 6 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: .02) 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of H. G. Jones in honor of Marynell Dyatt Reece
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0153.01,2

The first figure (2011.0153.01) is standing, facing slightly to the proper left. Her head is slightly tilted up and her mouth appears slack. Hands together in front of belly. She is wearing a knee-length parka with a large sack-like hood over the shoulders.

The second figure (2011.0153.02) is also standing, holdling an infant in her arms. The baby is cradled mostly in the mother's proper right arm. The figure is also wearing a knee-length parka with a large sack-like hood that is raised and extends to the proper left of the figure's head.

Both pieces are green with yellow and white veins.