JUDAS ULLULAQ (1937-1999), E4-342, Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq
MUSK OX AND MAN
stone, musk ox horn
signed in syllabics, c. 1991
2.5 x 4 x 1.25 in — 6.4 x 10.2 x 3.2 cm
Judas Ullulaq began his career carving ivory and antler miniatures. He imbues his animals as sentient and emotionally functioning beings rather than just as prey. In this lot, both the man and the musk ox look as if they have both been startled by something.