Inuit Art

December 0409, 2021
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LOT 177

Lot 177

JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)

JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)
Lot 177 Details
JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven)


stone, antler, musk ox horn
signed in syllabics
14 x 20.5 x 27 in — 35.6 x 52.1 x 68.6 cm

Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Realised: $50,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)
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  • JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999)
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Private Collection, Vancouver, BC


A boldly wrought and charismatic figure by Judas Ullulaq, this monumental muskox in transformation is a superlative example of this artist’s work.

The work bears the characteristic touches of Ullulaq. It is remarkably compact in its simple form, with stylized hair represented by bold parallel grooves, echoed by two sweeping horns that outline a face defined by a wild and outsized grimacing expression—unmistakably Ullulaq!

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Condition very good.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.

LOT 177

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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