Inuit Art Online Auction

August 25, 2016

LOT 30
PASHA BARON (1936-), E8-569, George River / Kangiqsualujjuaq; ANNIE WEETALUKTUK (1941-)
  • PASHA BARON (1936-), E8-569, George River / Kangiqsualujjuaq; ANNIE WEETALUKTUK (1941-)
  • PASHA BARON (1936-), E8-569, George River / Kangiqsualujjuaq; ANNIE WEETALUKTUK (1941-)
  • PASHA BARON (1936-), E8-569, George River / Kangiqsualujjuaq; ANNIE WEETALUKTUK (1941-)
  • PASHA BARON (1936-), E8-569, George River / Kangiqsualujjuaq; ANNIE WEETALUKTUK (1941-)
  • PASHA BARON (1936-), E8-569, George River / Kangiqsualujjuaq; ANNIE WEETALUKTUK (1941-)
  • PASHA BARON (1936-), E8-569, George River / Kangiqsualujjuaq; ANNIE WEETALUKTUK (1941-)
  • PASHA BARON (1936-), E8-569, George River / Kangiqsualujjuaq; ANNIE WEETALUKTUK (1941-)
  • PASHA BARON (1936-), E8-569, George River / Kangiqsualujjuaq; ANNIE WEETALUKTUK (1941-)
  • PASHA BARON (1936-), E8-569, George River / Kangiqsualujjuaq; ANNIE WEETALUKTUK (1941-)

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PASHA BARON (1936-), E8-569, George River / Kangiqsualujjuaq; ANNIE WEETALUKTUK (1941-), E9-1761, Port Harrison / Inukjuak

INUJAAK (TWO DOLLS)

sealskin, hide, muskrat fur, sinew, antler; sealskin, hide, muskrat fur, sinew, antler, lime grass
7.5" x 11" x 9" — 19.1 x 27.9 x 22.9 cm.; 8" x 17" x 12" — 20.3 x 43.2 x 30.5 cm.

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $510
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

The tradition of an Inujaq (doll) making is rooted in the creation of a plaything but has since become a respect work of craftmanship. These artisans “tend to compose their dolls in highly structured scenes that are a miniaturization of scenes from traditional life.“ Here we see a hunched woman cutting up a fish, her left hand raised to her mouth for a taste. The woman’s larger counterpart shows two men engaged in the pulling game of strength. Both works exhibit the figures with authentic garb in small scale.

Literature:

Marybelle Myers, Things Made By Inuit, Les Federation Des Cooperatives Du Nouveau Quebec, 1980, p. 59, examples illustrated p. 62ff

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Antler
Settlement: Inukjuak, Port Harrison, Port Harrison / Inukjuak
Signature: Disc Number
Textile / Wall Hanging: Seal Skin