17" Masterpiece Muskox by Lucassie Ikkidluaq

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Inuit Art: Muskox
Artist: Lukassie Ikkidluaq (Ikkidluak)
Dimensions:  17" long, 10" high, 7" wide. Weight: 36 lbs
Community: Iqaluit 
id: b-66879efej

In our 10 years of having the gallery, we must have sold about 20 of Lucassies famous muskox. As we told many of you, his carving has become much more limited as he is dealing with health issues. Therefore, he will only carve 2 -3 muskox per year. 

This particular muskox is within a series of two large muskox that I acquired from him recently. What I can say about them... and in particular, this one, is that it is the nicest Muskox I have ever seen by Lucassie in my life. It is large. Proportions are perfect. The stone is perfect. The symmetry is perfect. There are absolutely no defects in this piece. It is a perfect muskox, and it is one of his largest ever. I was lucky enough to be the only one in the entire world to get it.

This is a museum quality piece. Lucassie Ikkidluak does not carve anymore. I was able to obtain this piece from another gallery who decided to close down.

For the avid collectors, the line up to acquire one of Lucassie's Muskox is immense. His muskox are one of the most in demand carvings in the world. This piece will be worth double in less then 5 years from now at any auction.

This muskox in particular is not only made by world famous Lucassie Ikkidluak, it is also this style of Muskox that have toured all over the world through international Inuit are exhibitions and fairs.

For a gallery to obtain one, it takes about a year for waiting. Acquiring a Lucassie Muskox is not only a rare find, it is a real investment. When Lucassie retires from carving, any Muskox by him will be worth double in value overnight.

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