Lot 148
NELSON TAKKIRUQ (1930-), E4-120, Gjoa Haven

BEAR WOMAN PACKING SCREAMING GIRL, stone, ivory, bone, dated, 1990, signed in syllabics,
17.99" x 10.98" x 17.01"
45.70 x 27.90 x 43.20 cm
Gjoa Haven

Est. $10000/15000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 06/01/2015

Exhibited: Darlene Coward Wight, Art & Expression of the Netsilik, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2000, pg. 150, pl. 146

Note: Illustrated in the exhibition catalogue with the following description: “Bear paws reveal that this is not a conventional mother and child composition. The woman has paws for feet, and the young girl’s wide open mouth and eyes express terror. Although the artist did not have the opportunity to comment on this work, it probably depicts one of the fearsome abductors of children that is the subject of several stories among the Netsilingmiut”

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