Inuit Art Auction

November 22, 2016

LOT 59

Lot 59


Lot 59 Details
SANAAQ TARKIRK (1938-), Sugluk / Salluit


inscribed with disc number, c. 1956
10.5" x 3.5" x 4.5" — 26.7 x 8.9 x 11.4 cm.

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $1,140
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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  • SANAAQ TARKIRK (1938-)
  • SANAAQ TARKIRK (1938-)
  • SANAAQ TARKIRK (1938-)

The Peter J. Landry Collection of Inuit Art, U.S.A.


Sugluk: Sculpture in Stone, 1953-1959, exh. cat., Art Gallery of Windsor, (Windsor, ON), 1992, illustrated with two views page 51, cat. no. 21

This work is accompanied by the Art Gallery of Windsor hand written exhibition label.


This work is a fine example of the preferred content and regional style. Here, a single figure stands her hands clasped to create a sculpture that is self-contained and autonomous. Her coiffure is typical of the region, her center parted hair is rendered with careful incising which extends down her back in two broad braids.


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LOT 59

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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