17" Walrus Skull with Tusks by Jaypeetee Audlakiak
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Inuit art: Walrus Tusk with designs
Inuit Artist: Jaypeetee Audlakiak
Size: 17" tall, 7" wide. 7" deep Weight: 5 lbs
Community: Qikiqtarjuaq, NU
You know what I Love about Inuit Art? Just when I think I saw the nicest piece ever in my life... I am bemused, surprised and astonished to come across an even nicer one.
This one is the very latest to do that, feeding into my heroin-like addiction - by Jaypeetie Kudlualik.
This is an ecstatic communion between both owl and walrus.
Quite frankly, one of the nicest pieces we at the gallery have ever come across. I don't normally like to buy Ivory due to the many restrictions that the substance entails (restrictive exportation permits outside of Canada, etc...), however, when I saw this piece, my heart skipped a beat and I had to have it.
What captivated me to this piece were its stunning tusks. They possess an extraordinary laminate finish which cultivates a pearl ivory effervescence embodying its immediate surroundings.
The owl with teeth situated at the top of the skull add a bizarre mystical transcendence of the hunter and the hunted.
The etched in designs of the two seals at the head portion add a beautiful dynamic that completely eliminates the share rawness of the subject and bring it into the nuances of art.
For these reasons alone, I put this piece into the masterpiece category and I was very lucky to stumble upon it.
An Igloo tag is attached and is legal for sale within all Canadian provinces and Territories.
This piece is for sale to Canadian residents only. Due to its Ivory substance, this walrus tusk is restricted for sale to all residents outside of Canada.