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Davidialuk Alasua Amittu, ᑎᕕᑎᐊᓗ



stone, signed in Roman, Condition good.

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6.5 x 4.5 x 3.25 in — 16.5 x 11.4 x 8.3 cm

Private Collection, Toronto, ON

A favoured subject of Davidialuk Alasua Amittu, Katyutayuuq was historically one of the most dreaded monsters in Inuit mythology, commonly represented as a huge female ogre and cannibal with enormous breasts protruding from her face. [1,2.] Here Katyutayuuq is depicted with a distorted, twisted mouth suckling on her own breast.

Related works:

Wight, Darlene Coward, The First Passionate Collector. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1990.

Katilvik, “Davidialuk Alasua Amittu, ᑎᕕᑎᐊᓗ”—See:


1. Nungak, Zebedee, and Darlene Wright. The Harry Winrob Collection of Inuit Sculpture. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2008. p. 64

2. Patrick Furneaux, Leo Rosshandler. Arts of The Eskimo: Prints. Montreal: Signum Press, 1974. p. 140

Estimate: $1,200—1,800

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