Lot 83
DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU, POVUNGNITUK/PUVIRNITUQ, E9-824, Povungnituk

NUDE MAN REMOVING AMAUTIQ (STORY OF NULAYUVINIQ), stone, signed in Roman with disc number, c.1960,
7.01" x 5.98" x 5.00"
17.80 x 15.20 x 12.70 cm
Povungnituk


Est. $2500/3500
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 05/30/2016


Literature: For a similar work of the same subject and the full story, see Zebedee Nungak & Eugene Arima, Eskimo Stories, Unikkaatuat, pages 33-35, plate 18. For another similar work see, George Swinton, Sculpture of the Eskimo, 1972, page 172, plate 373 Also referenced in, Darlene Coward Wight, Early Masters, Inuit Sculpture 1949-1955, Winnipeg Art Gallery, page 120.

Note: Nulayuviniq is the story of the child that has suddenly grown too large for his amautiq. This was a recurring subject for Davidialuk.


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