Lot 48
Anna Ilooie, Pangnirtung

BIRTHING SCENE, stone, c. 1955, signed in syllabics,
5.98" x 2.99" x 2.99"
15.20 x 7.60 x 7.60 cm

Est. $700/1000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 02/28/2013

Note: Celebrating traditional Inuit birthing practices, the artist shows the rotund female figure in an upright stance. This semi-erect position – the woman on her knees with her body upright – is the position employed most frequently during the birthing process.

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