Inuit Art Select

May 2530, 2019
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LOT 243

Lot 243


Lot 243 Details
DAVIE ATCHEALAK (1947-2006), Frobisher Bay / Iqaluit


stone, antler, hide, sinew
signed in Roman and syllabics
21.5 x 16.5 x 9 in — 54.6 x 41.9 x 22.9 cm

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $5,100
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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  • DAVIE ATCHEALAK (1947-2006)
  • DAVIE ATCHEALAK (1947-2006)

"Long ago, Inuit used to gather in numbers for the drum dance. Often in the fall, coming back from the summer caribou hunt, people would father from different camps for the festivities. In the winter they would use an igloo for their dance house."

Marie Routledge, Inuit Art in the 1970’s, exhibition catalogue, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1979, page 44


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LOT 243

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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