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i u a pi pu pa ti tu ta ki ku ka gi gu ga mi mu ma ni nu na si su sa li lu la ji ju ja vi vu va ri ru ra qi qu qa ngi ngu nga lhi lhu lha

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Isa Aqiattusuk Smiler, ᐊᐃᓴ ᐊᑭᐊᑐᓱ ᓯᒪᐃᓚ


ISA AQIATTUSUK SMILER (1921-1986), ᐊᐃᓴ ᐊᑭᐊᑐᓱ ᓯᒪᐃᓚ, E9-706, PORT HARRISON / INUKJUAK

stone, signed in syllabics with disc number inscribed, c. 1968

8 x 7 x 7 in — 20.3 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm

Both of Isa Smiler’s parents died from an illness that was spread from a supply ship when he was just nine years old. This carving of a mother nursing her child, is suggestive to that past experience and mirrors his longing and deep value of family, something that is very much central to Inuit culture.

Estimate: $2,500—3,500

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2018-05-29 Waddington's 132 2,500 3,500 5,040.00

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