Inuit Art Auction

May 06, 2013

LOT 199
Ada Eyetoaq (1934-)
  • Ada Eyetoaq (1934-)

199

Ada Eyetoaq (1934-), E2-352, Baker Lake

AYAGAK

stencil
1970, 10/45
15" x 11" — 38.1 x 27.9 cm.

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $336
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

“Ajagaq is a traditional and very popular game with both adults and children. The purpose is to spear an object swinging on a line with the stick from which the object dangles. This can be a simple hollow cylinder, as in the print, a rabbit skull, a bundle of twigs,or a carved figure with number of drilled holes. The white and brown of the caribou-skin clothing translated into a striking yellow and blue pattern in this profile image.”
The Inuit Print, exh. cat., from the National Museum of Man (Ottawa, ON), 1977, pp. 210, pl. 123

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Settlement: Baker Lake, Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq
Signature: Disc Number
Works on Paper: Stencil