Looking Backward: Archaic Arctic Art and Artifacts

July 0914, 2022
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LOT 52

Lot 52

Qulliq (Seal Oil Lamp), pre-1900

Qulliq (Seal Oil Lamp), pre-1900
Lot 52 Details
Qulliq (Seal Oil Lamp), pre-1900

crescent stone lamp with marine oil and fat incrustations, original sinew repair
4.25 x 15 x 6 in — 10.8 x 38.1 x 15.2 cm

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $300
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Qulliq (Seal Oil Lamp), pre-1900
  • Qulliq (Seal Oil Lamp), pre-1900
  • Qulliq (Seal Oil Lamp), pre-1900
  • Qulliq (Seal Oil Lamp), pre-1900

Private collection, Ontario


Related Works:
Paul and Mary Thiry, Eskimo Artifacts Designed for Use, (Seattle: Superior Publishing Company, 1977), 103.
British Museum, Museum no. Am1903,0615.14. Click here to read more
National Museum of the American Indian, catalog no. 26/3292. Click here to read more


Wear and losses commensurate with age. Overall good condition.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.

LOT 52

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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