Inuit Art Select

May 2530, 2019
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LOT 216

Lot 216

MATHEW AQIGAAQ (1940-2010)

MATHEW AQIGAAQ (1940-2010)
Lot 216 Details
MATHEW AQIGAAQ (1940-2010), Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq


signed in syllabics
10.25 x 14.5 x 5 in — 26 x 36.8 x 12.7 cm

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $2,700
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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MATHEW AQIGAAQ (1940-2010)
  • MATHEW AQIGAAQ (1940-2010)
  • MATHEW AQIGAAQ (1940-2010)
  • MATHEW AQIGAAQ (1940-2010)

"Balanced between two worlds, the angakoq looks to the future and the past. He sees the worlds of reality and imagination with an outer and inner vision"

Harold Seidelman & James Turner, The Inuit Imagination; Arctic Myth and Sculpture, 1994, page 19, image 3 for a closely related work


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LOT 216

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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