Lot 223
POOTOOGOOK (1887-1958), E7-1166, Cape Dorset

JOYFULLY I SEE TEN CARIBOU, stonecut, 1959, 43/50,
10.75" x 14.49"
27.30 x 36.80
Cape Dorset

Est. $4000/6000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 11/09/2009

Note: An Inuk hunter signals the sighting of caribou to companions by raising curved arms above his head to represent antlers, and rotating his body to draw attention to the signal. This practice is still used. The title suggests that the number of fingers raised signaled the size of the caribou herd, but this is unlikely, given the distance between hunters. From: The Inuit Print, The National Museum of Man, Ottawa, 1977, pg. 55

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