Among the Arctic Inuit people, “innunguaq” refers to an object in the likeness of a human. These stone innunguait (plural) have been erected since ancient times to welcome visitors, commemorate a cherished person, or point the way to a special place*, as is this miniature seems to be doing. During the Arctic summer, plants emerge on the rocky landscape and on the innunguait and other stone sculptures erected there. But the dusting of snow suggests the coming winter months.
*Hallendy, N. (2009). Tukiliit: the Stone People Who Live in the Wind. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press. pp 28-29.