Inuit Art Auction

November 22, 2016

LOT 133
Unidentified
  • Unidentified

133

Unidentified, King Island, Alaska / Ugiuvak

TWO SHAMAN MASKS

wood; wood and ivory
11" x 7.25" — 27.9 x 18.4 cm.

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $4,080
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

King Island shaman masks represent the good shaman and the bad shaman. The bad shaman is characterized by the thick lower lip and the good shaman by a thick upper lip.

Literature:

Dorothy Jean Ray, Eskimo Art: Tradition and Innovation in North Alaska, 1977, page 263

Provenance:

The Collection of Dr. Francis Sparshott, 1985

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Ivory
Settlement: Alaska, King Island, Alaska, Ugiuvak