Inuit Art Auction

November 21, 2017

LOT 55

Lot 55

ABRAHAM POV (1927-1994)

ABRAHAM POV (1927-1994)
Lot 55 Details
ABRAHAM POV (1927-1994), ᐊᐃᐊᔭᑲ ᑕᓕᕈᓂᓕ ᐱᐅᕕ, Port Harrison / Inukjuak


signed in syllabics with disc number, c. 1968
8.75 x 1 in — 22.2 x 2.5 cm

Estimate $700-$1,000

Realised: $780
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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ABRAHAM POV (1927-1994)
  • ABRAHAM POV (1927-1994)
  • ABRAHAM POV (1927-1994)

Waddington’s, June 1981, lot 134
Private Collection, Barrie


Abraham is the son of Joe Talirunili. He began carving around 1950 after James Houston arrived in Inukjuak. Abraham’s wife, Alicie, collaborated with her husband, handling the shining and polishing of his works once he was finished filing.


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LOT 55

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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