Lot 52
HENRY EVALUARDJUK (1923-2007), E5-846, Frobisher Bay / Iqaluit

TRAVERSING POLAR BEAR , stone, signed in Roman and syllabics,
3.27" x 7.24" x 2.52"
8.30 x 18.40 x 6.40 cm
Frobisher Bay / Iqaluit


Est. $700/1000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 05/30/2017


Note: The consignor, an employee with the RCMP from 1985-1990, tells that on a trip to Sanikiluaq in 1987, he and his father visited a quarry. Here, he harvested a small portion of the green stone. Upon his return to Iqaluit, the consignor implored Henry to carve him a bear. The result is this graceful polar bear, carved with the assurance and refinement so typical of Henry, in the soft argillite of Sanikiluaq.


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