Inuit Carvings in Ivory

Inuit Carvings in Ivory

The Royal Ontario Museum provides an exploration of ivory carvings made by Inuit artists. This comprehensive site does more than showcase works by master carvers. It also tells the underlying stories that tie the ivories to the culture and environment of the Inuit. You can learn about the animals from which ivory is harvested and about Inuit use of ivory (tools, weapons, amulets, and symbolic icons) plus related topics. Videos and rotatable images for 360-degree viewing of sculptures enrich the site.

Virtual Museum of Canada, Royal Ontario Museum

• Audio • Pictures and/or Illustrations

• High School Middle School

Judy O'Neill