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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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Matiusie Iyaituk, ᒪᑎᐅᓱ ᐃᐊᑕ


MATIUSIE IYAITUK (1950-), E9-1939, Ivujivik
COMPOSITION, stone, antler, sinew, signed in syllabics, dated 2002, 16" x 13" x 12" — 43.2 x 33 x 30.5 cm.

Est. $600/900

Note: Inscription on the underside reads, “Invisible earth tapper, Katjutajuuq.”

Katjutajuuq, according to mythology, could be heard in the nights beating against the earth and igloos to threaten those that had violated customs and taboos.

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2013-09-19 Waddington's 35 600 900 480.00

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