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i u a pi pu pa ti tu ta ki ku ka gi gu ga mi mu ma ni nu na si su sa li lu la ji ju ja vi vu va ri ru ra qi qu qa ngi ngu nga lhi lhu lha

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Osuitok Ipeelee, ᐅᓱᐃᑐ ᐃᐱᓕ

RUNNING CARIBOU


OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005), ᐅᓱᐃᑐ ᐃᐱᓕ, CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT
RUNNING CARIBOU

stone, antler, signed in syllabics

13 x 15.7 x 2.6 in — 33 x 40 x 6.5 cm

Provenance:
The Johnstone Collection of Inuit Art, U.K.
Images Boréales, Montreal

Note:
Osuitok, through the 1950s and later, was "keeper of the carving stone" that he helped to quarry in the summer. In guiding other artists when selecting stone, he came to understand the way stone fractures and breaks. That intimate knowledge of the stone assisted him in his ability to carve his caribou spirits with such grace and delicacy.


Estimate: $8,000—12,000

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2019-11-19 Waddington's 99 8,000 12,000 9,600.00

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