Olive Green and Black Striped Seal
The olive green and black horizontal veins of the stone are spectacular. This is by a master sculptor from the 1960's. Artistically the highly shaped and polished body is contrasted by modernistic minimalism (except for the detailed back flippers). This is a highly tactile sculpture. The low E9 number points to an older sculptor in the 1960s. Arctic stone.
Artist: E9-19, syllabic signature (Thought to be Sam Willie, Iqaliut 1960's)
Dimensions: 2.5"/6.5cm x 12.5"/31.5cm x 4"/10cm