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Auction Description for Walker's: Inuit Art & First Nations Art Auction
Viewing Notes:
PREVIEWS: MONTREAL - Hotel Le Meridien Versailles, Chateauneuf Banquet Room Friday April 11th 4-8 pm Saturday, April 12th, 10-5 pm TORONTO - One King West Hotel, Chairman's Boardroom Saturday, April 26th 12-9 pm Sunday, April 27th 10-2 pm OTTAWA - Tudor Hall, 3750 North Bowesville Road Thursday, May 1st, 6-9 pm Friday, May 2nd 11am-9 pm Saturday, May 3rd 10-2 pm
Sale Notes:
Walker's is pleased to present its sixth major sale of Inuit art, May 3rd, 2014 in Ottawa. We have assembled a group of important and interesting works, in all price ranges, that will appeal to both seasoned and novice collectors of Inuit and First Nations art. We have sculptures in stone, ivory, bone and antler, large and small, from the Canadian Arctic, Greenland and Alaska; a wide selection of graphics; beautiful dolls, baskets and rugs - the list really does go on and on. We strive to present the best and most interesting art available from all regions, by famous and lesser-known artists, and in all price ranges. As always, we are grateful to our many consignors, and we appreciate the support of our ever-growing group of collectors around the world. We invite your questions, comments and suggestions. Ingo Hessel Head, Inuit Art

Inuit Art & First Nations Art Auction

by Walker's


326 lots with images

May 3, 2014

Live Auction

3750 North Bowesville Road

Ottawa, ON, K1V 1B8 Canada

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Unidentified Artist

Lot 1: Unidentified Artist

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Description: Eastern Canadian Arctic, Shaman with Bird Familiar, ca. 1965, black stone, 4.25 x 2.75 x 2.75 in, 11 x 7 x 7 cm, Provenance: Lorne Balshine Collection.

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Peggy Ekagina (1919-1993)

Lot 2: Peggy Ekagina (1919-1993)

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Description: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), Singing Man, ca. early 1970s, mottled reddish stone, signed "EKAGINA", 6 x 3 x 1.25 in, 15 x 7.5 x 3 cm.

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Koveyook Natsiapik (1909-d) m.

Lot 3: Koveyook Natsiapik (1909-d) m.

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Description: Qikitarjuaq (Broughton Island), Walrus and Calf, 1962, black stone and ivory, signed "KOVIYOOK", and with disc no. and dated, 2.5 x 4.25 x 2.25 in, 6.5 x 11 x 6 cm.

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Unidentified Artist

Lot 4: Unidentified Artist

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Description: Eastern Canadian Arctic, Man Carrying a Hatchet and Ice Pail, ca. mid-late 1950s, black stone, antler and sinew, 4.25 x 2.5 x 2 in, 11 x 6.5 x 5 cm.

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Possibly Iniaq Qaqavauq (1943-) m.

Lot 5: Possibly Iniaq Qaqavauq (1943-) m.

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Description: Arctic Bay, Musk-ox Plaque, ca. late 1960s or early 1970s, grey stone, ivory and sinew, signed, 3.5 x 6.25 x 1 in, 9 x 16 x 2.5 cm.

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Possibly Tayaraq Tunnillie (1934-) f.

Lot 6: Possibly Tayaraq Tunnillie (1934-) f.

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Description: Cape Dorset, Sea-Spirit Couple, ca. mid 1960s, light green stone, signed in syllabics, 12 x 13 x 2 in, 30.5 x 33 x 5 cm.

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Unidentified Artist

Lot 7: Unidentified Artist

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Description: Eastern Canadian Arctic, Totem Composition: Animal & Human Heads, ca. 1960s, bone and inlay, 3 x 2 x 1.5 in, 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm.

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Akeeaktashuk (1898-1954) m.

Lot 8: Akeeaktashuk (1898-1954) m.

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Description: Inukjuak (Port Harrison), Seated Fisherman, ca. 1950-53, marbled brown-black stone, ivory, twine and inlay, 5.25 x 5 x 3.5 in, 13.3 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm.

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Possibly Sarollie Weetaluktuk(1906-1962)

Lot 9: Possibly Sarollie Weetaluktuk(1906-1962)

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Description: Inukjuak (Port Harrison), Kayak Hunter, ca. 1955, mottled brownish stone, ivory, antler and sinew, 3 x 9 x 6.5 in, 7.5 x 23 x 16.5 cm.

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Unidentified Artist

Lot 10: Unidentified Artist

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Description: Inukjuak (Port Harrison), Walrus, early-mid 1950s, marbled green stone and ivory, 1.75 x 4.5 x 1.5 in, 4.5 x 11.5 x 4 cm.

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Unidentified Artist

Lot 11: Unidentified Artist

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Description: Possibly Sheokjuk Oqutaq, Kimmirut (Lake Harbour), Family Group, late 1940s or early 1950s, red-brown stone, ivory and colour, 4.75 x 3.5 x 2.25 in, 12 x 9 x 6 cm.

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Unidentified Artist

Lot 12: Unidentified Artist

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Description: Eastern Canadian Arctic, Cribbage Board decorated with a Polar, Bear & initials "HBC", ca. 1930s-1940s, ivory and inlay, 2.25 x 13 x 2.5 in, 4 x 33 x 6.5 cm.

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Unidentified Artist

Lot 13: Unidentified Artist

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Description: Possibly southern Baffin Island, Container in the form of a snarling bear, with walrus head stopper & inlay of a flying goose & a hunter shooting a seal, ca. 1950s (possibly earlier), ivory, black inlay and wood, 1.25 x 5.75 x 2 in, 3.2 x 14.6 x 5.1 cm.

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Jimmy Inarulik Kadyukil (1934-)

Lot 14: Jimmy Inarulik Kadyukil (1934-)

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Description: Probably Salluit (Sugluk), Two Hunters Preparing To Flense a Walrus, ca. late 1950s, grey stone, antler and ivory, 6.75 x 8.5 x 7 in, 17 x 21.5 x 18 cm.

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Johanesee Kalluk (1940-1974) m.

Lot 15: Johanesee Kalluk (1940-1974) m.

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Description: Clyde River, Seated Mother Nursing a Child, ca. 1966, black stone, signed "KUDLOO" & with disc no., 5.75 x 5 x 4.25 in, 14.6 x 12.7 x 10.8 cm.

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Camilla Manngilik Iquliq (1963-2005)

Lot 16: Camilla Manngilik Iquliq (1963-2005)

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Description: Baker Lake, Couple, ca. mid-late 1980s, black stone, signed in syllabics, 4.5 x 4 x 2.75 in, 11.5 x 10 x 7 cm.

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Barnabus Arnasungaaq (1924-)

Lot 17: Barnabus Arnasungaaq (1924-)

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Description: Baker Lake, Musk-ox, ca. late 1980s, grey stone, signed in syllabics, 5.5 x 7 x 2.75 in, 14 x18 x 7 cm.

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Mathew Aqigaaq (1940-2010)

Lot 18: Mathew Aqigaaq (1940-2010)

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Description: Baker Lake, Mother and Two Children, 1980, black stone, signed in syllabics and dated, 7 x 5.25 x 7.5 in, 17.8 x 13.3 x 19 cm.

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Possibly Sharni Pootoogook (1922-d)

Lot 19: Possibly Sharni Pootoogook (1922-d)

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Description: Cape Dorset, Human Face, ca. 1968-72, green stone, signed in syllabics, 6.25 x 5.5 x 1.25 in, 16 x 14 x 3 cm.

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Mary Qayuaryuk (1908-1982)

Lot 20: Mary Qayuaryuk (1908-1982)

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Description: Cape Dorset, Human Head, ca. 1970, dark green stone, signed in syllabics, 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 in, 16.5 x 15 x 9 cm.

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Qaqaq (Kaka) Ashoona (1928-1996) m.

Lot 21: Qaqaq (Kaka) Ashoona (1928-1996) m.

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Description: Cape Dorset, Head of a Woman, 1970s, light green stone, signed in syllabics, 8.25 x 5.5 x 4.25 in, 21 x 14 x 11 cm.

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Probably Qatsiya Petaulassie (1948-)

Lot 22: Probably Qatsiya Petaulassie (1948-)

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Description: Cape Dorset, Female Bird Spirit or Shaman, ca. 1980s, black stone, signed "KATSIYA", 3.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 in, 9 x 11.5 x 6.5 cm.

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Johnny Malliki (1936-1995)

Lot 23: Johnny Malliki (1936-1995)

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Description: Hall Beach, Pod of Basking Walruses, 1983, grey stone and ivory, dated and signed "J. MALIKI", 5.25 x 10.5 x 7.5 in, 13.3 x 26.5 x 19 cm.

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David Ipirq Ivvala (1923-d)

Lot 24: David Ipirq Ivvala (1923-d)

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Description: Arctic Bay, Owl and Arctic Hare, 1973, grey stone, signed "EPIRK" and with disc no., 6.25 x 6 x 5.25 in, 16 x 15 x 13.5 cm.

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Peggy Ekagina (1919-1993)

Lot 25: Peggy Ekagina (1919-1993)

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Description: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), Camp Scene, ca. late 1960s, green stone, wood and metal, signed "EKAGINA", 5.5 x 6.75 x 5.75 in, 14 x 17 x 14.5 cm.

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John Tiktak RCA (1920-1980)

Lot 26: John Tiktak RCA (1920-1980)

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Description: Rankin Inlet, Mother and Child, ca. 1965, grey stone, signed in syllabics, 4.75 x 2.5 x 4 in, 12.1 x 6.4 x 10.2 cm.

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John Kavik (1897-1993)

Lot 27: John Kavik (1897-1993)

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Description: Rankin Inlet, Human Face, ca. 1970-72, grey stone, signed in syllabics, 4.75 x 4 x 6 in, 12.1 x 10.2 x 15.2 cm.

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Andy Miki (1918-1983)

Lot 28: Andy Miki (1918-1983)

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Description: Arviat (Eskimo Point), Standing Seal, ca. 1970, black stone, signed in syllabics, 6.75 x 3 x 3.25 in, 17 x 8,5 x 8 cm.

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Qatjuayuk Atchealak (1911-1995) m.

Lot 29: Qatjuayuk Atchealak (1911-1995) m.

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Description: Cape Dorset, Birds, 1960 #1, stonecut, 34/50, Printmaker: Lukta Qiatsuq (1928-2004) m., 11.75 x 19 in, 29.9 x 48.3 cm.

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Kiugak (Kiawak) Ashoona (1933-) m.

Lot 30: Kiugak (Kiawak) Ashoona (1933-) m.

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Description: Cape Dorset, Fox and Hawk, 1960 #35, stonecut, 49/50, 11.75 x 9.5 in, 29.8 x 24.1 cm.

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Paulassie Pootoogook RCA (1927-2006)

Lot 31: Paulassie Pootoogook RCA (1927-2006)

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Description: Cape Dorset, Telluliyuk Sea Goddess, 1960 #48, stonecut, 41/50, Printmaker: possibly Iyola Kingwatsiak(1933-2000) m., 12 x 17 in, 30.5 x 43.2 cm.

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Pudlo Pudlat (1916-1992) m.

Lot 32: Pudlo Pudlat (1916-1992) m.

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Description: Cape Dorset, Running Rabbit, 1963 #35, stencil, 29/50, Printmaker: Lukta Qiatsuq (1928-2004) m., 25 x 19.75 in, 63.5 x 50.2 cm.

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Ohotaq Mikkigak (1937-) m.

Lot 33: Ohotaq Mikkigak (1937-) m.

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Description: Cape Dorset, Eskimo Fox Trapper, 1961 #64, stonecut, 3/50, Printmaker: Lukta Qiatsuq (1928-2004) m., 29.5 x 24 in, 74.9 x 60.1 cm.

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Kiakshuk (ca. 1888-1966) m.

Lot 34: Kiakshuk (ca. 1888-1966) m.

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Description: Cape Dorset, Nine Arctic Birds, 1960 #27, stencil, 29/50, Printmaker: Eegyvudluk Pootoogook (1931-1999) m., 15.25 x 25 in, 38.7 x 63.5 cm.

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Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA (1927-2013) f.

Lot 35: Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA (1927-2013) f.

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Description: Cape Dorset, Geese Frightened by a Fox, 1960 #16, stonecut, 3/50, Printmaker: Lukta Qiatsuq (1928-2004) m., 21.25 x 24 in, 54 x 60.1 cm.

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Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA (1927-2013) f.

Lot 36: Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA (1927-2013) f.

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Description: Cape Dorset, Untitled (Birds and Transforming Birds), ca. 1960, graphite drawing, 19 x 25.75 in, 48.3 x 65.4 cm.

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Parr (1893-1969) m.

Lot 37: Parr (1893-1969) m.

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Description: Cape Dorset, Men and Walrus, 1961 #65, stonecut, 2/50, Printmaker: Eegyvudluk Pootoogook (1931-1999) m., 30 x 20 in, 76.2 x 50.9 cm.

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Parr (1893-1969) m.

Lot 38: Parr (1893-1969) m.

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Description: Cape Dorset, The Hunters, 1962 #70, stonecut, 32/50, Printmaker: Iyola Kingwatsiak (1933-2000) m., 29.25 x 21 in, 74.3 x 53.3 cm.

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Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA (1927-2013) f.

Lot 39: Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA (1927-2013) f.

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Description: Cape Dorset, The Enchanted Owl, 1960 #24, stonecut, 32/50, Printmakers: Iyola Kingwatsiaki (1933-2000) m. (stone block) and Eegyvudluk Pootoogook (1931-1999) m. (printer), 24 x 26 in, 60.1 x 66 cm.

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Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA (1927-2013) f.

Lot 40: Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA (1927-2013) f.

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Description: Cape Dorset, Multifeathered Bird, 1961 #43, stonecut, 11/50, Printmaker: Iyola Kingwatsiak (1933-2000) m., 12.75 x 23.75 in, 32.4 x 60.3 cm.

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Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA (1927-2013) f.

Lot 41: Kenojuak Ashevak CC RCA (1927-2013) f.

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Description: Cape Dorset, Return of the Sun, 1961 #81, stonecut, 41/50, Printmaker: Lukta Qiatsuq (1928-2004) m., 24.5 x 36.25, 62.2 x 92.1 cm.

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Josiah Nuilaalik RCA (1928-2005)

Lot 42: Josiah Nuilaalik RCA (1928-2005)

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Description: Baker Lake, Shaman and Caribou Spirit, early 1990s, grey stone and antler, signed "JOSIAH N", 10.75 x 13.75 x 2 in, 27.5 x 35 x 5 cm.

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William Anautalik (1931-1987)

Lot 43: William Anautalik (1931-1987)

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Description: Baker Lake, Skeletal Shaman, 1980, grey stone, 8.25 x 4 x 2.25 in, 21 x 10 x 6 cm.

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Miriam Nanurluk Qiyuk (1933-)

Lot 44: Miriam Nanurluk Qiyuk (1933-)

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Description: Baker Lake, Figures and Faces, ca. 1990-95, black stone, signed "MARIAM QIYUK", 6.5 x 18.5 x 8 in, 16.5 x 47 x 20.5 cm.

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Fabien Oogaaq (1923-1992)

Lot 45: Fabien Oogaaq (1923-1992)

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Description: Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay), Camp Scene, 1960s, beige stone and colour, 3.75 x 7.25 x 4.5 in, 9.5 x 18.5 x 11.5 cm.

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Unidentified Artist(s)

Lot 46: Unidentified Artist(s)

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Description: Kimmirut (Lake Harbour), Two Caribou, early-mid 1950s, ivory, green stone and metal, 4.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 in, 11.5 x 16.5 x 11.5 cm (including base).

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Eyesiak

Lot 47: Eyesiak

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Description: Arctic Bay, Rearing Polar Bear, ca. early 1970s, whale bone and ivory, 11 x 8 x 9 in, 28 x 20 x 23 cm.

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Unidentified Artist

Lot 48: Unidentified Artist

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Description: Pond Inlet, Bear, late 1960s, whale bone, 2.5 x 4.75 x 2 in, 6.5 x 12 x 5 cm.

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Possibly Johnniebo Ashevak (1923-1972)m.

Lot 49: Possibly Johnniebo Ashevak (1923-1972)m.

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Description: Cape Dorset, Tusk incised with animals and, spirit creatures, ca. 1962, ivory, black stone and colour, 11.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 in, 29 x 9 x 9 cm.

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Charlie Ugyuk (1931-1999)

Lot 50: Charlie Ugyuk (1931-1999)

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Description: Taloyoak (Spence Bay), Falcon with Eggs, ca. mid 1980s, marbled black stone, signed in syllabics, 11.25 x 13.5 x 5 in, 28.6 x 34.3 x 12.7 cm.

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