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    Posted 8 years ago

    antiquerose
    (1439 items)

    VINTAGE 1970'S INUIT AUTHENTIC carved soapstone of a Seal. Has the Canada Art Eskimo tag. Signed in Syllabics on the bottom. Positive the Dated is 1974. I did find out it is supposedly made by INUIT in Arctic Quebec (Povungnituk). About 5 inches long by 3.5 inches tall. You can tell this is an older piece as the Hang Tag DOES NOT have any UPC code on it. I saw newer Hang Tags now do.

    Anyone else know who the maker is?

    Or can read those Syllabics symbols on the bottom? Anyone......??

    Any additional info is greatly appreciated!! THANKS

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      Timothy: ??? (Timuti).
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      I got the above from a site that translates Inuit and they came up with Timothy, I added the question marks. The chart does actually list the symbols as ti-mu-ti
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      Here's a piece that I have Rose with all the research I did. Mine is by Isa Smiler a well known artist but not one of his more valuable pieces. Most of it came from this site below. You can e mail Christa Ouimet director of the Inuit art department at Waddington's in Toronto. She can help ID and value your piece. You can contact her from the site below:

      http://www.katilvik.com/content/bio/view.php?bid=1763&criteria=disc_num&q=E9706

      Here's my post from a while back

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/106879-inuit-stone-carving-a-fisherman-with-hi

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