Inuit Art Auction

May 29, 2018

LOT 55
BARNABUS ARNASUNGAAQ (1924-2017)
  • BARNABUS ARNASUNGAAQ (1924-2017)
  • BARNABUS ARNASUNGAAQ (1924-2017)
  • BARNABUS ARNASUNGAAQ (1924-2017)

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BARNABUS ARNASUNGAAQ (1924-2017), E2-213, Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq

MUSK OX

stone
signed syllabics, 2011
9 x 16 x 6 in — 22.9 x 40.6 x 15.2 cm

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $3,360
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Working with incredibly hard stone which others might have found an obstacle, Barnabus utilizes the material and creates timeless, monumental beasts while at the same time seemingly soft and solemn. A Barnabus musk-ox, equivalent to a Pauta bear, has been a highly collectable item for decades.

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Stone
Settlement: Baker Lake, Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq, Qamani’tuaq
Signature: Disc Number, Syllabics