Small Wonders of Inuit Art

April 1621, 2022
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LOT 27

Lot 27


Lot 27 Details
NUVEEYA IPELLIE (1920-2010), Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay)


stone, antler, ivory
signed in Roman
3.5 x 6 x 2 in — 8.9 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $510
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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  • NUVEEYA IPELLIE (1920-2010)
  • NUVEEYA IPELLIE (1920-2010)
  • NUVEEYA IPELLIE (1920-2010)

A small but distinctly carved mossy-green musk ox by Nuveeya Ipellie characterized by the wide-eyed expression so familiar in the work of the artist.


Small loss to tip of right horn, overall condition very good.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.

LOT 27

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.