Inuit Art from Private Ontario Collections

April 1621, 2022
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LOT 37

Lot 37

ELI AKIRU QUISSA (1914-1984)

ELI AKIRU QUISSA (1914-1984)
Lot 37 Details
ELI AKIRU QUISSA (1914-1984), Puvirnituq (Povungnituk)


stone, braided sinew, antler
disc number inscribed
7.5 x 3 x 4.5 in — 19.1 x 7.6 x 11.4 cm

Estimate $350-$450

Realised: $480
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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ELI AKIRU QUISSA (1914-1984)
  • ELI AKIRU QUISSA (1914-1984)
  • ELI AKIRU QUISSA (1914-1984)
  • ELI AKIRU QUISSA (1914-1984)
  • ELI AKIRU QUISSA (1914-1984)

Private collection, Toronto, ON


In this early and confidently carved work by Eli Akiru Quissa, a fisherman pulls his outsized catch from the ice, an appropriately gleeful expression on his face.


Light marring and checking to surface. Overall good condition.

Please contact a specialist for further condition information.

LOT 37

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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