Inuit Art Auction

September 15 - 20, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 87
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WOMAN WHO KILLS BEAR WITH MITTS

stone, ivory
1 x 2.75 x 2.75 in — 2.5 x 7 x 7 cm

Estimate $200-$400

Realised: $192
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

As the story goes, an old woman was set upon by a bear that had been following her tracks, As she had been walking with a cane, she placed one of her mitts on the tip of her cane and choked the bear with it. The bear was brought back and her people were saved from starvation by the bear the old woman had killed with her mitt.