This is a gorgeous piece by master carved Bart Hanna. Bart is a well-known Inuit artist from the community of Igloolik. He is best known for carving intricate large scale pieces. It is thought that this smaller seal may have been study piece, created to practice technique, shape and using this type of stone. Nonetheless it is a gorgeous piece with wonderful lines and a real sense of personality. The pose of the seal is playful and a wonderful composition. A fantastic piece of Inuit art by a sought-after artist is a great addition to your collection.