Inuit Art: Visions of Transformation

March 1823, 2023
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LOT 71

Lot 71


Lot 71 Details
OSUITOK, Kinngait (Cape Dorset)


unsigned, label affixed to underside reads: "Oshwetook / Cape Dorset / clkkkk"
3.75 x 12 x 7 in — 9.5 x 30.5 x 17.8 cm

Estimate $700-$900

Realised: $480
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Additional Images

Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, PQ, 1970;
Estate of W.A. Ross MacFadden, Toronto, ON


With a great economy of form, the artist has created an image of a hunter divided into two men—or perhaps two hunters joined as one. Each is on alert, one with a club and one with binoculars in hand.

This lot is accompanied by the collector’s inventory page, 1971 in which an previous attribution of "unknown, Pangnirtung" was crossed out.


Condition good, no visible imperfections.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.

LOT 71

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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