Polar Bear Climbing Out of Water

Simanek Sagiatuk, Inuit / Canadian, born 1930
Canadian Inuit


about 1980

Serpentine stone

Overall: 5 1/8 × 4 3/4 × 8 11/16 in. (13 × 12 × 22 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Jane and Raphael Bernstein



Place Made: Kimmirut, Baffin Island, Canada, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern


Not on view


Incised, on bottom: Simanek and E7-180

Course History

NAS 30.21, Native American Art and Material, Jami Powell, Spring 2020

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.


The Guild Shop, Toronto, Quebec; sold to Jane and Raphael Bernstein, Ridgewood, New Jersey, date unknown; lent to present collection, 2011; given to present collection, 2013.

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