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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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Davidialuk Alasua Amittu, ᑎᕕᑎᐊᓗ


DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU (1910-1976), E9-824, Povungnituk
KAJUTAIJUQ, THE EVIL SPIRIT THAT COMES KNOCKING IN THE NIGHT, stonecut, 1974, 3/30, unframed, 14.75" x 21.5" — 37.5 x 54.6 cm.

Est. $250/350

Note: According to a story recounted in the introduction of 1974 Arctic Quebec catalogue, Kajutaijuq is “a malevolent spirit that comes knocking in the night. This spirit has no body, only feet which are attached to its head and sex organs which are contained on the face. Innuit [sic] legends tell of this evil spirit knocking on the walls of igloos during the night. It is seldom seen - a fortunate thing, since the Innuit [sic] believe that to catch a glimpse of the Kajutaijuq augurs ill for the beholder.”

See also the Story by Davidialuk, as retold in Nungak, Zebedee & Eugene Arima, Eskimo Stories - Unikkaatuat, National Museums of Canada, Bulletin No. 235, Series No. 90, 1969, p. 37

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2013-06-27 Waddington's 172 250 350 372.00

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