Lot 134
DAVID RUBEN PIQTOUKUN (1950-), W3-1119, Toronto

QALUPALIK HOLDING A HEAD, stone, antler, fur, dated 1994, signed in Roman,
4.02" x 14.02" x 8.74"
10.20 x 35.60 x 22.20 cm
Toronto


Est. $1500/2000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 11/17/2014


Note: Qalupalik is a fantastic creature that lives in the sea. These human-like creatures are said to have green skin and wear an enormous amauti. The story is used as a precautionary tale to prevent disobedience in children, else they be snatched up by the qalupalik. For additional information, please see The central Eskimo, Franz Boas, 1888, p. 212-3 Inuit Mythology, Evelyn Wolfson, 2001.


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