The Art of Canada Auction (Inuit Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 83
DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU, POVUNGNITUK/PUVIRNITUQ
  • DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU, POVUNGNITUK/PUVIRNITUQ
  • DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU, POVUNGNITUK/PUVIRNITUQ
  • DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU, POVUNGNITUK/PUVIRNITUQ
  • DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU, POVUNGNITUK/PUVIRNITUQ

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DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU, POVUNGNITUK/PUVIRNITUQ, E9-824, Povungnituk

NUDE MAN REMOVING AMAUTIQ (STORY OF NULAYUVINIQ)

stone
signed in Roman with disc number, c.1960
6.75 ins x 6 ins x 5.5 ins; 17.8 cms x 15.2 cms x 12.7 cms

Estimate $2,500-$3,500

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

About artist/note:

Nulayuviniq is the story of the child that has suddenly grown too large for his amautiq. This was a recurring subject for Davidialuk.

Literature:

For a similar work of the same subject and the full story, see Zebedee Nungak & Eugene Arima, Eskimo Stories, Unikkaatuat, pages 33-35, plate 18.

For another similar work see, George Swinton, Sculpture of the Eskimo, 1972, page 172, plate 373

Also referenced in, Darlene Coward Wight, Early Masters, Inuit Sculpture 1949-1955, Winnipeg Art Gallery, page 120.