Seal Figure Item Number: 3202/6 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Carved stone seal. Stylized creature lays on its belly on a small attached platform carved tight to the animal’s shape. Body is tubular, slightly smaller at back. Fore flippers are held close to sides, with hind flippers undefined. Eyes are large and round with a circle of light brown at the edge. Nostrils are flared and mouth is partially open.


Gigliotti was stationed in Frobisher Bay (now Iqaliut) as a meteorologist from 1952-54. During this period he acquired a small collection of Inuit objects from two Inuit men who were allowed to come out to the station. He was told the objects were from Cape Dorset.