The Art of Canada Auction (Inuit Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 58
TUDLIK, CAPE DORSET/KINNGAIT
  • TUDLIK, CAPE DORSET/KINNGAIT

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TUDLIK, CAPE DORSET/KINNGAIT, E7-1050, Cape Dorset

DIVISION OF MEAT

stonecut
1959, 15/50
unframed 12 ins x 9 ins; 30.5 cms x 22.9 cms

Estimate $6,000-$9,000

Realised: $15,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

“The Eskimos have a very complicated system for cutting up seals depending on the number of people hunting, their ages, their status, their experience and their sex. Certain parts of the seal are allotted to each person on the hunt, and this print shows the traditional division of the seal when cutting it up.”

Literature:

Original 1959 Graphics Catalogue, Department of Northern Affairs, Ottawa.