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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

WALRUS AND PUP


OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005), ᐅᓱᐃᑐ ᐃᐱᓕ, E7-1154, CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT
WALRUS AND PUP

stone, signed in syllabics

13 x 17 x 8 in — 33 x 43.2 x 20.3 cm

Note:
Osuitok decribes his work habits: "Nowadays, I generally begin work on something I'm going to carve in the early morning when it's nice, just beginning to get light. I carve at it all day, the next day and even into a third day. I won't get tired of it. I won't get bored.

Maria von Finckenstein, Celebrating Inuit art, Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1999, page 111

Estimate: $4,000—6,000

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2019-05-30 Waddington's 279 4,000 6,000 3,600.00

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