Lot 87
PAUTA SAILA (1916-2009), E7-990, Cape Dorset

POLAR BEAR , stone, signed in syllabics,
12.24" x 7.99" x 5.51"
31.10 x 20.30 x 14.00 cm
Cape Dorset

Est. $18000/22000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 11/05/2012

Note: “...these carefully balanced creatures suggest the angakoq poised between heaven and earth, ready for transformation and flight. Pauta explained that a Shamanic bear can be recognized by a short thick neck, the one remaining sign of human identity.” from Seidelman, Harold & James Turner, The Inuit Imagination, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd. (Vancouver, BC), 1993, p. 206

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