DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU, POVUNGNITUK/PUVIRNITUQ, E9-824, Povungnituk
NUDE MAN REMOVING AMAUTIQ (STORY OF NULAYUVINIQ)
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
Nulayuviniq is the story of the child that has suddenly grown too large for his amautiq. This was a recurring subject for Davidialuk.
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.