Inuit Art

October 1621, 2021
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LOT 28

Lot 28

KAKA ASHOONA (1928-1996)

KAKA ASHOONA (1928-1996)
Lot 28 Details
KAKA ASHOONA (1928-1996), Cape Dorset / Kinngait


signed in syllabics
10.5 x 10.5 x 5 in — 26.7 x 26.7 x 12.7 cm

Estimate $1,400-$2,500

Realised: $1,560
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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KAKA ASHOONA (1928-1996)
  • KAKA ASHOONA (1928-1996)
  • KAKA ASHOONA (1928-1996)

The Estate of Stanley B. Slocum


Here the artist Kaka Ashoona has rendered the face of a women with a sensitivity that suggests portraiture. We believe this to be a portrait of the artist’s wife, the accomplished graphic artist Mayoreak Ashoona, R.C.A. Her full face and sincere smile are highlighted by the hood of her amauti which appears as a terraced ring encircling her face.


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LOT 28

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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