Inuit Art from Private Ontario Collections

April 1621, 2022
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Lot 6

LUKE ANOWTALIK (1932-2006)

LUKE ANOWTALIK (1932-2006)
Lot 6 Details
LUKE ANOWTALIK (1932-2006), Arviat (Eskimo Point)


signed in syllabics
8 x 4 x 4 in — 20.3 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm

Estimate $900-$1,200

Realised: $480
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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LUKE ANOWTALIK (1932-2006)
  • LUKE ANOWTALIK (1932-2006)
  • LUKE ANOWTALIK (1932-2006)
  • LUKE ANOWTALIK (1932-2006)
  • LUKE ANOWTALIK (1932-2006)

Private collection, Ontario


A master of the restrained Arviat style, Luke Anowtalik gives us the image of an embracing mother and child, sculpted in subtle contours. The v-shaped legs of the child point upward in the composition and draw our eye to the face of the mother. The eyes and mouth exude a pervasive sense of calm although implied with only a whisper of carving.


Overall very good condition.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.


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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