UNIDENTIFIED ARTIST, KINNGAIT (CAPE DORSET) Mother With Child in Her Amaut, early-mid 1950s stone, 11 x 8 x 5 in (27.9 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm)
ESTIMATE: $1,000 — $1,500
New Price: $600
Unlike Lot 6, the unidentified sculptor of the present Mother With Child in her Amaut does not attempt to achieve the expression of an individual character. Rather, the emphasis is here on the charm of the familial relationship of this pair. The smiling countenance of the figures as well as the swelling amaut of the woman emerge softly from the coarse-grained stone. An examination of the underside of this carving reveals the unknown artist’s modeling of mother’s kamik-clad feet.