Inuit Art Online Auction

June 27, 2013

LOT 143
IKAYUKTA TUNNILLIE (1911-1980)
  • IKAYUKTA TUNNILLIE (1911-1980)

143

IKAYUKTA TUNNILLIE (1911-1980), E7-927, Cape Dorset

ANGAKUK’S TENT

stonecut
1975, 9/50
23" x 11" — 58.4 x 27.9 cm.

Estimate $250-$350

Realised: $240

About artist/note:

“Angakuk is the Inuktitut word for shaman. A shaman’s tent was usually distinguished from other tents. In this case, the birds heads emerging from the three tents indicate they belong to a shaman. The birds are the shaman’s helping spirits.”

-Lipton, Barbara et al., Arctic Vision: Art of the Canadian Inuit, exh. cat., Canadian Arctic Producers, 1984, p. 77

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Settlement: Cape Dorset, Cape Dorset / Kinngait
Signature: Disc Number
Works on Paper: Stonecut