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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Dog harness

Accession no.: N: 1123
Object name: Dog harness
Title: Dog harness
Description: A Siberian-type textile dog harness with a metal swivel and wooden toggles. Used during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme animal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 656.198-872.88 : 685.1
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT harnesses
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A dog harness made of a pinky-red woven textile. The main body of the harness is made as a single continuous loop, with a textile strap across the shoulders to keep the harness in place. A second textile strap is stitched further back, with a leather loop attached to one end and a leather thong with wooden toggle attached to the other, to hold the harness firmly in place around the dog’s chest. The ends of the main harness loop are attached to a metal swivel and stitched together and reinforced with leather, to which is attached a leather thong and a wooden toggle. The main loop of the harness has been reinforced with lampwick at the back near the join on both the inside and outside, and there is another lampwick reinforcement on the outside of one side of the harness about halfway along.

  • Width: 210mm, length: 700mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)