KALINGO, NUNAVIK (ARCTIC QUEBEC) Man Carving a Qulliq, late 1960s stone, 6 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 4 1/8 in (15.9 x 18.4 x 10.5 cm)
ESTIMATE: $500 — $600
New Price: $400
This work was likely carved by one of two possible artists: Makusi Qalingu Angutigirq from Puvirnituq (1899-1986), or Charlie Kalingoapik Angutigirk from Salluit (1938-). It is of simple but handsome form. The carver is carefully shaping a qulliq (seal oil lamp), which provided both light and heat in traditional times.