Inuit Art Online Auction

September 15, 2016

LOT 50

Lot 50

Wayne Puqiqnak (1975-)

Wayne Puqiqnak (1975-)
Lot 50 Details
Wayne Puqiqnak (1975-), Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq


stone, skin, antler
8.25" x 6" x 4.5" — 21 x 15.2 x 11.4 cm.

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $390
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Wayne Puqiqnak (1975-)
  • Wayne Puqiqnak (1975-)
  • Wayne Puqiqnak (1975-)

The hunter whirls the bola above the head to lob it at an animal’s legs to ensnare the prey. Here, the hunter is depicted in a dramatic, if not comical, pose: one leg firmly planted on the ground to support the raised limb to indicate a great pivoting motion. The expression of the hunter - a greatly agape mouth - suggests a great ‘yawp’ or exhalation implies that we are witnessing the moment just in advance of the release of the bola.


For condition information please contact the specialist.

LOT 50

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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