An Inuk Holding a Beluga Whale Tail and a Knife

Twamie Okaitok, Inuit / Canadian, 1900 - 1963
Canadian Inuit
Eastern Arctic


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Soapstone, possibly darkened with soap

Overall: 5 11/16 × 2 15/16 × 1 9/16 in. (14.5 × 7.5 × 4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Sherman P. and Anne L. Haight Arctic Collection



Place Made: Puvirnituq (Povungnituk), Nunavik, Canada, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American


Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern

Not on view


Incised, E9-1452; sticker: 27k6976l (?); collector's sticker: S27 removed

Exhibition History

Tradition and Transformation: Twentieth Century Inuit Art from the Collection of the Hood Museum of Art, Gene Y. Kin Class of 1985 Gallery, Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 22, 2014-December 6, 2015.


Collected by Sherman Post Haight (1889-1980) and Anne Pardee Lyon Haight (1891-1977), New York, New York, about 1962; given to the Stefansson Collection, Dartmouth College Library, 1962; transferred to the present collection, 1968.

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