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Deschamps Pierre-Olivier - Paris - France

Sedna is the sea goddess who created marine animals in the mythology of the Inuit people. According to legend, in order to save himself during a storm at sea, her father sacrificed her by cutting off her fingers as she clung onto their boat. From her severed fingers, the marine mammals were born. This sculpture depicts the whales, walruses, seals and belugas that Sedna, as goddess of the sea, controls from the depths.

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Dimensions
Hors tout : H. 59 cm ; l. 49 cm ; P. 33 cm ; Pds 86kg
Materials
Stéatite

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