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Inukshuk Lewisian Gneiss
Inukshuk Lewisian Gneiss
Inukshuk Lewisian Gneiss
Inukshuk Lewisian Gneiss

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A human form modelled after Inuit inuksuit figures, used as waymarkers and navigation aids in the Arctic. This piece is made of local Lewisian gneiss. The Shetland island of Yell was once part of North America when much of its geology was formed 900 million years ago. The sculpture forms part of Shetland Geopark.

Old Haa Museum

Yell

Title

Inukshuk Lewisian Gneiss

Date

2011

Medium

Lewisian gneiss

Measurements

H 178 x W 104 x D 71 cm

Accession number

ART.001

Acquisition method

purchased from artists, 2011

Work type

Sign or marker

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Old Haa Museum

Burravoe, Yell, Shetland Islands ZE2 9AY Scotland

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