Lot 114
POOTOOGOOK (1887-1958), E7-1166, Cape Dorset

JOYFULLY I SEE TEN CARIBOU, stonecut, 1959, 5/50,
12.01" x 17.99"
30.50 x 45.70
Cape Dorset

Est. $7000/10000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 11/05/2012

Note: “An Inuk hunter signals the sighting of caribou to companions by raising curved arms above his head to represent antlers, and rotating his body to draw attention to the signal. This practice is still used. The title suggests the number of figures raised signalled [sic] the size of the caribou herd, but this is unlikely, given the distance between hunters.” from The Inuit Print, exh. cat., National Museum of Man (Ottawa, ON), 1977, pp.54-55, pl. 6

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