ANIRNIK RAGEE (1935-2013) KINNGAIT (CAPE DORSET) Swimming Sculpin with Young, early-mid 1970s stone, 6 1/4 x 10 x 3 1/2 in (15.9 x 25.4 x 8.9 cm)
signed, "ANIRNIK R." signed again, "ᐊᓂᓂ ᐅᑐᒋ[?]".
ESTIMATE: $500 — $800
New price: $250
Anirnik was the wife of the well-known Cape Dorset sculptor and printmaker Kuppapik Ragee. She carved only occasionally, but as this beautiful sculpture shows, her works are graceful and refined in appearance. The sculpin is an odd- looking fish; perhaps for that very reason it has been the subject of many fine Inuit carvings.