Inuit Art from Private Ontario Collections

April 1621, 2022
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LOT 21

Lot 21

MIKISITI SAILA (1939-2008)

MIKISITI SAILA (1939-2008)
Lot 21 Details
MIKISITI SAILA (1939-2008), Kinngait (Cape Dorset)


signed in Roman
3.25 x 10.25 x 2.75 in — 19.1 x 38.1 x 10.8 cm

Estimate $600-$900

Realised: $960
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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MIKISITI SAILA (1939-2008)
  • MIKISITI SAILA (1939-2008)
  • MIKISITI SAILA (1939-2008)

Private collection, Florida


An iconic subject often revisited by Meekeeseetee Saila in the 1980s, the artist developed an incredibly graceful style for the depiction of loons, exemplified here in this sensitively-carved gliding creature.


IAQ, “Meekeeseetee Saila” Inuit Art Foundation. Accessed April 3, 2022. Click Here to read more


Overall very good condition.

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LOT 21

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  • 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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