Inuit Art Auction

November 21, 2017

LOT 14

Lot 14

AKEEAKTASHUK (1898-1954)

 AKEEAKTASHUK (1898-1954)
Lot 14 Details
AKEEAKTASHUK (1898-1954), ᐊᑭᐊᑐᓱ, Port Harrison / Inukjuak


stone, ivory
c. 1953
4.75 x 5.25 x 3 in — 12.1 x 13.3 x 7.6 cm

Estimate $600-$900

Realised: $1,500
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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 AKEEAKTASHUK (1898-1954)
  •  AKEEAKTASHUK (1898-1954)
  •  AKEEAKTASHUK (1898-1954)

Private Collection, Scotland, 1953


Akeeaktashuk, the carver of this traditional hunter and walrus scene, quickly became a star of the classic period of Inuit art.

This work was acquired by a Zoologist on the 1953 Arctic Institute of North America, Baffin Island expedition to the Pangnirtung Pass and Penny Highlands area. The group, led by Glaciologist Pat Baird, carried out one of the first glaciological investigations in the Canadian Arctic.

The explorers met artist James Houston on the week long journey home onboard the ice breaker. He made several illustrations depicting their expedition adventures.


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LOT 14

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  • 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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