Inuit Seal Sculptures


Here are the Inuit carvings I found the weekend before last at a yard sale on my street. They are both seals and are each signed. Unfortunately the signatures are obscured by the Canadian Government authenticity labels. Fortunately I learned a trick at the Museum of Inuit Art valuation day last fall — put a piece of paper across the bottom and rub it with a piece of graphite. An old spy trick straight out of Encyclopedia Brown! I haven’t tried it yet, but as soon as I unpack my pencils I will.