Inuit Art Auction

November 21, 2017

LOT 57

Lot 57


Lot 57 Details
JOSEPHIE POOTOOGOOK (1887-1958), ᑭᑐᒍ, Cape Dorset / Kinngait


stonecut and stencil
1959, 48/50
12 x 17.5 in — 30.5 x 44.5 cm

Estimate $6,000-$9,000

Realised: $12,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


The Inuit Print, exh. cat., National Museum of Man (Ottawa, ON), 1977, pages 54-55, pl. 6.


“An Inuk hunter signals the sighting of caribou to companions by raising curved arms above his head to represent antlers, and rotating his body to draw attention to the signal. This practice is still used. The title suggests the number of figures raised signalled [sic] the size of the caribou herd, but this is unlikely, given the distance between hunters.”


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LOT 57

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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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