Lot 113
DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU (1910-1976), E9-824, Povungnituk

ATUNGAK ENTERING THE SNOW HOUSE OF THE KUKILIGASIAK, coloured pencil, graphite and felt-tip drawing, signed in Roman, annotated in syllabics,
14.02" x 17.24"
35.60 x 43.80

Est. $400/600
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 11/16/2015

Note: The story of Atungak tells of the journey of Atungak, his wife and son embarking on adventure around the world. During this trip Atungak encounters the land the Kukilgasiak or “the clawed ones.” Atungak sends his son to retrieve fire from the Kukiligasiak. Atungak’s son is eaten by the Kukiligasiak. Enraged, Atungak returns to the snow house of the Kukiligasiak and kills the inhabitants. Story by Davidialuk, edited from a tape, 1970, from Davidialuk 1977, Marybelle Myers, ed., La Fédération des Coopératives du Nouveau-Québec, 1977, illustrated exh. cat., pl. 14, unpaginated

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