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Syollie Amituk


SYOLLIE AMITUK (1936-1986), E9-829, Povungnituk
LEGEND OF THE EAGLE KIDNAPPING AN ESKIMO WOMAN FROM SUMMER CAMP, stonecut, 1974, 25/50, unframed, 24" x 37" — 61 x 94 cm.

Est. $100/200

Provenance: From the Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Gray Collection of Inuit Art
Note: “The legend tell of a girl carried off by an eagle to become his wife. She escapes by braiding caribou sinew into a rope and letting herself down from the cliff to which she was carried (Rasmussen 1959: 285). The artists’s name is carved into the stone block. Syollie made this print in 1974 during a workshop conducted by Kanaginak, of Cape Dorset. He [Syollie] did another episode of the legend the following year (Arctic Quebec print catalogue 1975, No. 24). An earlier print (Povungituk print catalogue 1972, No. 18) shows the abduction and yet another episode.”

-The Inuit Print, exh. cat., from the National Museum of Man (Ottawa, ON), 1977, p. 161, pl. 92

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2013-10-10 Waddington's 185 100 200 564.00

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