Lot 117
JOE TALIRUNILI (1893-1976), E9-818, Povungnituk

OWL CAUGHT A HARE, stone, c. 1965, signed in Roman with syllabics,
6.50" x 7.99" x 7.01"
16.50 x 20.30 x 17.80 cm

Est. $2500/3500
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 11/16/2015

Note: Joe Talirunili’s sculptures are typically static portraits of people, animals or events. This piece seems to defy this trait, the owl is carved with wings spread mid flight, beak ajar implying an owl’s screech, its claws curled around its prey.

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