Inuit Art Auction

November 21, 2017

LOT 46
JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)
  • JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)
  • JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)
  • JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)
  • JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)
  • JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)
  • JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)

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JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999), ᔪᑕ ᐅᓗᓚ, Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq

WRESTLING MEN

bone, sinew, stone, ivory
signed in syllabics
10 x 12 x 10 in — 25.4 x 30.5 x 25.4 cm

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

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

About artist/note:

Reminiscent of Ullulaq’s Two Shamans Wrestling illustrated on page 156 of Darlene Coward Wight’s Art and Expression of the Netsilik, it could be an extension of the same struggle. This work is carved from two pieces of bone and expertly fit together to create the feel of a jumble of two inseparable bodies.