Thomas Sivuraq

Shaman and Helper

1974
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In a 1990 interview published in Uqalurait, elder Anna Atagutsiaq shared her knowledge:

The shamans assisted those who wanted to become a shaman when they were good candidates and [they] guided them as they learned about higher power. The people who possessed the higher power supported and guided their students to a point where they achieved the required knowledge and wisdom and each was transformed from a normal Inuk into a shaman.

Titre
Shaman and Helper
Date
1974
Technique
Sculpture
Matériaux
antler and fur
Dimensions
26 x 17 x 11 cm
Nationalité
Canadian
Mention de source
Gift of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1989
Numéro d'acquisition
36314.1-7