Inuit Art Auction

Lot 57
JOSEPHIE POOTOOGOOK (1887-1958), ', Cape Dorset / Kinngait

JOYFULLY I SEE TEN CARIBOU, stonecut and stencil, 1959, 48/50,
12.01" x 17.52"
30.50 x 44.50
Cape Dorset / Kinngait

Est. $6000/9000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 11/21/2017

Literature: The Inuit Print, exh. cat., National Museum of Man (Ottawa, ON), 1977, pages 54-55, pl. 6.

Note: “An Inuk hunter signals the sighting of caribou to companions by raising curved arms above his head to represent antlers, and rotating his body to draw attention to the signal. This practice is still used. The title suggests the number of figures raised signalled [sic] the size of the caribou herd, but this is unlikely, given the distance between hunters.”

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