Inuit Art Online Auction

November 24, 2016

LOT 438

Lot 438


Lot 438 Details
DANIEL SIMAOTIK (1907-1968), Port Harrison / Inukjuak


signed in syllabics and inscribed with disc number
6" x 7" x 5" — 15.2 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm.

Estimate $600-$900

Realised: $480
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Additional Images
  • DANIEL SIMAOTIK (1907-1968)
  • DANIEL SIMAOTIK (1907-1968)

Jean Blodgett, Selections from The John and Mary Robertson Collection of Inuit Sculpture, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, 1986, page 58, cat. no. 37


Of the similar work in the Robertson Collection, Blodgett notes, “The down turned corners of his eyes and mouth and the frown give [this face] a rather doleful expression [...] Distinguishing the hair from the skin surface is its abrupt elevated edge and the many overlapping random incised lines that cover the surface.”


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LOT 438

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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