Inuit Art

November 20, 2018

LOT 227

Lot 227


Lot 227 Details
SHEOKJUK OQUTAQ (1920-1982), Cape Dorset / Kinngait


signed in syllabics
5.5 x 10 x 4.25 in — 14 x 25.4 x 10.8 cm

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $12,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Additional Images
  • SHEOKJUK OQUTAQ (1920-1982)
  • SHEOKJUK OQUTAQ (1920-1982)

Collection of Terry Ryan


“I try to carve them (loons) very fine, I only use a saw to carve, I never use an axe like a lot of people do…I have built houses and made boats. Making a carving is harder work than making a house or making a boat.”
Interview by Marion Jackson, Cape Dorset, January, 1979

Illustrated in: Inuit Art in the 1970’s, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1979, page 51, plate 26
Dated 1975


For condition information please contact the specialist.

LOT 227

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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