Lot 68
AQJANGAJUK SHAA R.C.A. (1937-), E7-1065, Cape Dorset / Kinngait

BEAR HOLDING CUB, stone, signed in syllabics, c. 1970,
10.00" x 6.73" x 3.50"
25.40 x 17.10 x 8.90 cm
Cape Dorset / Kinngait

Est. $1000/1500
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 05/30/2017

Provenance: The Sparham Collection of Inuit Art, Wales, U.K.

Note: At once the mother bear is both tender and protective of her young cub. The white stone used in Cape Dorset during this time was very hard difficult to refine, making this carving a highly accomplished work by the artist. Aqjangajuk became well known for subjects like his drum dancers and for sculpted and polished depictions of wildlife, often in large scale.

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