The Canada Auction Series: Inuit Art

May 27June 01, 2023
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LOT 133

Lot 133

Tommy Ashevak ᐊᓴᕙ (1931-1996)

Tommy Ashevak ᐊᓴᕙ (1931-1996)
Lot 133 Details
Tommy Ashevak ᐊᓴᕙ (1931-1996), Taloyoak (Spence Bay)


stone, ivory, antler
6.25 x 5 x 2.5 in — 15.9 x 12.7 x 6.4 cm

Estimate $6,000-$8,000

Realised: $3,690
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Tommy Ashevak ᐊᓴᕙ (1931-1996)
  • Tommy Ashevak ᐊᓴᕙ (1931-1996)
  • Tommy Ashevak ᐊᓴᕙ (1931-1996)
  • Tommy Ashevak ᐊᓴᕙ (1931-1996)
  • 3D Image

Private Collection, Edmonton, AB


Related works:

Wight, Darlene Coward, Art & Expression of the Netsilik, (Canada: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2000), p. 74.

Many countries prohibit or restrict importation or exportation of property containing ivory, whale bone, sealskin, and/or products derived from other endangered or protected species, and require special licenses or permits in order to import or export such property. It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure that the item is properly and lawfully exported / imported. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our specialists for further details.


Overall very good condition. Minor losses to ears, some checking in teeth, remnant of scotch tape adhered to back of figure. Imperfections inherent in stone.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.

LOT 133

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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