Inuit Art Online Auction

November 24, 2016

LOT 398
POSSIBLY LUCY
  • POSSIBLY LUCY
  • POSSIBLY LUCY

398

POSSIBLY LUCY

INSECT CREATURES; FISH CREATURES

each ivory, antler
each signed indistinctly in syllabics
3.5" x 2.25" x 2" — 8.9 x 5.7 x 5.1 cm.; 4" x 7" x 4" — 10.2 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm.

Estimate $200-$400

Realised: $330
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

There was an exaggerated fear of and fascination with insects due to their prominence in Inuit life. Some insects were also believed to have certain attributes that, if carried as amulets, could empower the carrier similarly.

Provenance:

The Collection of Dr. Francis Sparshott

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Antler, Ivory
Settlement:
Signature: Syllabics