Inuit Art

September 16, 2020

LOT 119

Lot 119

JOATA SUQSLAK (1918-1986)

JOATA SUQSLAK (1918-1986)
Lot 119 Details
JOATA SUQSLAK (1918-1986), Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq


bone with inset antler
signed in syllabics, c.1970's
13 x 21.5 x 5.5 in — 33 x 54.6 x 14 cm

Estimate $1,000-$2,000

Realised: $1,062.50
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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JOATA SUQSLAK (1918-1986)
  • JOATA SUQSLAK (1918-1986)
  • JOATA SUQSLAK (1918-1986)

The Collection of Dr. Francis Sparshott
Private Collection, Toronto


Darlene Wight, Art & Expression of the Netsilik, 2001, page 139


“Spectral heads and busts in whalebone are typical of the artist’s early work. Wide, staring eyes and prominent mouths are characteristic.”


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LOT 119

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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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