Lot 147
ELIJASSIAPIK (1912-1972), E9-915, Inukjuak

POLAR BEAR WITH INSET TEETH, EYES, NOSE AND CLAWS, Soapstone, ivory, ca. 1952,
10.00" x 5.98" x 5.00"
25.40 x 15.20 x 12.70 cm
Inukjuak


Est. $6000/9000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 04/23/2007


Provenance: Purchased in 1952 from a Hudson’s Bay outpost and carried by the vendor for 5 miles back to where he was stationed. The collector was a Canadian Communications Expert stationed in Frobisher Bay.

Note: See Early Masters, Inuit sculpture, 1949-1955, Darlene Wight, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2006, pages 88, 89.


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