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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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Osuitok Ipeelee, ᐅᓱᐃᑐ ᐃᐱᓕ

SEDNA SWIMMING WITH HER YOUNG


OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005)
SEDNA SWIMMING WITH HER YOUNG

stone
signed in syllabics and Roman, c. 1970
16.5 x 8 x 10 in — 41.9 x 20.3 x 25.4 cm


Literature:
Jean Blodgett, "Osuitok Ipeelee" in Alma Houston, Inuit Art: An Anthology, Watson and Dwyer, Winnipeg, 1988, page 46.

Jean Blodgett notes: “The sea goddess, Taleeyayo, the mythological creature with a mermaid-like body who was believed to control the animals that people hunted, is a popular subject for Inuit carvers. Osuitok has done a number of representations of the sea goddess...”


Estimate: $5,000–7,000

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2019-05-27 Waddington's 84 5,000 7,000 9,600.00

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