Small Wonders of Inuit Art

April 1621, 2022
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Lot 1


Lot 1 Details
ALICE EVAGLOK (b. 1917), Kugluktuk (Coppermine)


stone, wood, skin, string
unsigned, circa 1970
4 x 2.5 x 1.5 in — 10.2 x 6.1 x 3.8 cm

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $390
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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  • ALICE EVAGLOK (b. 1917)
  • ALICE EVAGLOK (b. 1917)
  • ALICE EVAGLOK (b. 1917)

Private collection, Hamilton, ON


A beautifully wrought figure characterized by fine detail and symmetry in form. The drummer’s high pointed kamiks draw the eye though the composition and up to the peaked shoulders of the figure. Grayish-tan stone burnished on the protruding features is offset by the warm tones of the gut and wood drum.

While Evaglok is known to have produced single and multi-figure drumming scenes such as an example sold by Waddington’s on November 5, 2012, lot 193, the present figure is notable for its superior refinement in carving and boldness of form.

Related works:

Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers, November 5, 2012, lot 193. Click here to read more


Slight wear to hoop drum, backed with clear adhesive tape. Overall very good condition.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.


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.)

Note: Condition ratings and condition details are the subjective opinions of our specialists and should be used as a guide only. Waddington’s uses due care when preparing condition details, however, our staff are not professional restorers or conservators. Condition details and reports are not warranties and each lot is sold “as is” in accordance with the buyer’s terms and conditions of sale. In all cases the prospective purchaser is responsible for inspecting the property themselves prior to placing a bid.