Canadian & Inuit Fine Art

May 27, 2019

LOT 84
OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
  • OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)

84

OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005), Cape Dorset / Kinngait

SEDNA SWIMMING WITH HER YOUNG

stone
signed in syllabics and Roman, c. 1970
16.5 x 8 x 10 in — 41.9 x 20.3 x 25.4 cm

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $9,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Jean Blodgett notes: “The sea goddess, Taleeyayo, the mythological creature with a mermaid-like body who was believed to control the animals that people hunted, is a popular subject for Inuit carvers. Osuitok has done a number of representations of the sea goddess...”

Literature:

Jean Blodgett, "Osuitok Ipeelee" in Alma Houston, Inuit Art: An Anthology, Watson and Dwyer, Winnipeg, 1988, page 46.

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Stone
Settlement: Cape Dorset, Cape Dorset / Kinngait, Kinngait
Signature: Disc Number, Roman, Syllabics