Inuit Art Auction

May 29, 2018

LOT 62

Lot 62

ABRAHAM ETUNGAT, R.C.A. (1911-1999)

ABRAHAM ETUNGAT, R.C.A. (1911-1999)
Lot 62 Details
ABRAHAM ETUNGAT, R.C.A. (1911-1999), E7-809, Cape Dorset / Kinngait


signed in syllabics
20 x 18 x 5 in — 50.8 x 45.7 x 12.7 cm

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $11,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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ABRAHAM ETUNGAT, R.C.A. (1911-1999)
  • ABRAHAM ETUNGAT, R.C.A. (1911-1999)
  • ABRAHAM ETUNGAT, R.C.A. (1911-1999)
  • ABRAHAM ETUNGAT, R.C.A. (1911-1999)

It is impossible not to experience Etungat’s Bird of Spring without an overwhelming sense of optimism. As one of his most well known images, this lot emits a profound sense of life and energy, parallel to the shifting of the Arctic’s longest season from winter to spring.

Etungat’s original 5 inch soapstone carving of Bird of Spring was reproduced in a 7 foot tall bronze for the Devonian Foundation. The bronze and is now displayed in public areas in cities across Canada, including Halifax, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. 


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LOT 62

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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