Lot 118
JOE TALIRUNILI (1893-1976), E9-818, Povungnituk

THE OWL AND LEMMING , stone, c. 1965, signed in Roman and syllabics,
7.52" x 4.25" x 3.50"
19.10 x 10.80 x 8.90 cm

Est. $2000/3000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 11/16/2015

Note: Talirunili could be depicting the animal fable of the owl and lemming here. The lemming narrowly escapes through the owl’s legs while distracting him. Of course this could also be a young arctic hare seated between the owl’s claws.

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