The Art of Canada Auction (Inuit Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 165
ENNUTSIAK, FROBISHER BAY/IQALUIT
  • ENNUTSIAK, FROBISHER BAY/IQALUIT
  • ENNUTSIAK, FROBISHER BAY/IQALUIT
  • ENNUTSIAK, FROBISHER BAY/IQALUIT
  • ENNUTSIAK, FROBISHER BAY/IQALUIT
  • ENNUTSIAK, FROBISHER BAY/IQALUIT
  • ENNUTSIAK, FROBISHER BAY/IQALUIT

165

ENNUTSIAK, FROBISHER BAY/IQALUIT, E7-603, Iqaluit

LEMMING IN A QULLIQ

stone
signed in syllabics and inscribed with disc number
2 ins x 8 ins x 4.25 ins; 5.1 cms x 20.3 cms x 10.8 cms

Estimate $700-$1,000

Realised: $1,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Broadly, the artist composed figural works (see lot 74) and this composition stands out within Ennutsiak’s oeuvre. Though atypical for the artist, this work is not less skillfully carved. Here, the subject is a small lemming that has clambered into a quilliq. A quilliq (kudlik), is the traditional oil lamp used by Inuit.