Lot 50
Wayne Puqiqnak (1975-), Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq

HUNTER HURLING BOLA, stone, skin, antler,
8.27" x 5.98" x 4.49"
21.00 x 15.20 x 11.40 cm
Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq

Est. $300/500
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 09/15/2016

Note: The hunter whirls the bola above the head to lob it at an animal’s legs to ensnare the prey. Here, the hunter is depicted in a dramatic, if not comical, pose: one leg firmly planted on the ground to support the raised limb to indicate a great pivoting motion. The expression of the hunter - a greatly agape mouth - suggests a great ‘yawp’ or exhalation implies that we are witnessing the moment just in advance of the release of the bola.

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