INUIT SCULPTURE with "ESKIMO" LABEL, SIGNED, c1970's - $195 in Toronto, Ontario for sale


RARE INUIT Green Argillite SCULPTURE of INUIT MAN with SEAL with LABEL MARKED, "ESKIMO CANADA", scratched no. 124035 (FCNQ* inventory no.), & Syllabic Lettering, "Silassie Neviaxie" (Niviaxie) (1934 - 2000), c1970's, 8" H x 3 1/2" W, with chip on bottom (could have arisen when first made as it's not sharp on the edges) but not seen when standing up. Coming from a whole family of carvers from his father Conlucy to brothers, Samwillie, Adamie, Jeremiah, & Joseph, & sister, Nellie Nastapoka, Mr. Niviaxie (Neviaxie) worked & lived in Inukjuak (formerly Port Harrison), lastly living in Kuujjuaraapik. Exhibition: "Eskimo Art in Northern Quebec presented by FCNQ* at "Man and His World"", Montreal, Quebec (illustrated catalogue) (1967). Citation: A Directory of Eskimo Artists in Sculpture And Prints by Philip Howard Gray, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, pg. 219, 1974. Collections: Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba. *La Federation des Cooperatives du Nouveau-Quebec. See my other Antiques, Art, & Canadiana.

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