Inuit Art Auction

November 22, 2016

LOT 180
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UNIDENTIFIED, Spence Bay / Taloyoak

TRANSFORMING SHAMAN WITH HELPER SPIRIT

whalebone
c. 1960’s
17" x 14" x 8" — 43.2 x 35.6 x 20.3 cm.

Estimate $700-$1,000

Realised: $1,080
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

A definitive attribution has not been assigned for this work. It is possible, based on stylistic similarities, that it is the work of Josie Ittiruttak (1899-1975). See Darlene Coward Wight, Art & Expression of the Netsilik, 2000, page 77. Sparshott noted this work to be attributed to Ookitook, presumably this would be Maudie or husband James Okittuq, however stylistically similar works have not been documented.

Provenance:

The Collection of Dr. Francis Sparshott, 1973

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Bone
Settlement: Spence Bay, Spence Bay / Taloyoak, Taloyoak