Inuit Art Auction

November 22, 2016

LOT 120
 ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967)
  •  ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967)
  •  ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967)
  •  ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967)
  •  ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967)
  •  ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967)

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ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967), Frobisher Bay / Iqaluit

WAITING OVER A SEAL HOLE

stone
c. 1960
3" x 3.5" x 3.75" — 7.6 x 8.9 x 9.5 cm.

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $1,920
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

The Inuit hunter is doing his best to keep warm while he patiently waits for a seal to breech the icy waters. Ennutsiak was the master of including the viewer in the moment. One feels the Arctic chill just looking at this subtle little work.

Provenance:

The Hon. W. Dan Chilcott, Q.C. Collection, Ottawa

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Stone
Settlement: Frobisher Bay, Frobisher Bay / Iqaluit, Iqaluit