Inuit Art Online Auction

September 15, 2016

LOT 48

Lot 48

SEEPEE IPEELIE (1940-2000)

SEEPEE IPEELIE (1940-2000)
Lot 48 Details
SEEPEE IPEELIE (1940-2000), E7-511, Frobisher Bay / Iqaluit


stone, bone
signed in syllabics, dated ‘85
11.5" x 18" x 7.25" — 29.2 x 45.7 x 18.4 cm.

Estimate $1,500-$2,500

Realised: $2,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Seepee is the son of Nuveeya and grandson of Ennutsiak. Seepee was obviously influenced by his father’s work. Both father and son are accomplished carvers who have excelled at portraying musk oxen. This work is a fine example of Seepee’s command of the subject, its form swells to approximate the real mass of a musk ox’s form.


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LOT 48

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  • 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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