The family we bought this and other soap stone pieces from bought this carving as a Listed Artist Abraham Pov Inuit Soap Stone Carving and had the receipt as such.
We have a native customer that read the signature on the bottom as Noah Echaluk / Echalook both are well listed carvers, this happens more then you know even with high end Galleries.
Dated 1986, and signed in the Inuktitut in Nunavut and Nunavik is written using a script called Inuktitut syllabics, based on Canadian Aboriginal syllabics
1986 Women with Child in Papoose # 5-12591.
Abraham Pov was born 1927 and passed away in 1994.
Noah Echaluk / Echalook started to work in the 1950’s
This carving is approximately 9.75″ Tall by 5.5″ Long by 4.5″ Wide.
This item is previously owned and does have a few white scuffs.
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