Inuit Art

November 19, 2019

LOT 51

Lot 51

MOSES POV (1915-D)

MOSES POV (1915-D)
Lot 51 Details
MOSES POV (1915-D), Port Harrison / Inukjuak


stone, ivory
signed in Roman, disc number inscribed, c.1955
9 x 5.5 x 4.5 in — 22.9 x 14 x 11.4 cm

Estimate $10,000-$15,000

Realised: $16,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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MOSES POV (1915-D)
  • MOSES POV (1915-D)
  • MOSES POV (1915-D)
  • MOSES POV (1915-D)

The John and Mary Robertson Collection


Moses Pov and Johnny Inukpuk were born in the Inukjuak area in the early 20th century. They grew up in the harsh and isolated environment of Canada’s Eastern Arctic, initially flourishing as traditional hunters, trappers and fishermen before moving their families to the settlement. Their innate powers of observation, keen awareness of their natural world, and the vital skills of survival needed to live in this unforgiving land – combined with a love for family grounded by a rich and ancient cultural legacy – came together to result in some of Canada’s most compelling and influential art.

The locally-sourced, marbled dark green stone characterized by glowing translucent layers, the inset detail of ivory and soap, dynamic depiction of an Inuit woman, are all trademarks of the special pieces created in Inukjuak during this classic, early period of Inuit art.


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LOT 51

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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