Inuit Art Auction

June 02, 2014

LOT 127
 AKEEAKTASHUK (1898-1954)
  •  AKEEAKTASHUK (1898-1954)

127

AKEEAKTASHUK (1898-1954), E9-713, Inukjuak

HUNTER AND WHALE

stone, skin, ivory
c. 1954, measurements of both hunter and whale
6.5" x 3.75" x 2.25" — 16.5 x 9.5 x 5.7 cm.; 4.75" x 3" x 6" — 12.1 x 7.6 x 15.2 cm.

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $3,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Andrew Tufts Wilson, a project engineer with Bell Canada, traveled to Iqaluit in 1954. Wilson purchased his works from The Hudson Bay store in Iqaluit during his time in this region.

Provenance:

Collection of Andrew Tufts Wilson

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Ivory, Stone
Settlement: Inukjuak, Port Harrison / Inukjuak
Signature: Disc Number