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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection




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Accession no.: N: 1235
Title: Belt
Description: Belt, cartridge. Tunumiit (East Greenlanders). Tasiilaq (Ammassalik) area, Kalaallit Nunaata Tunua (East Greenland), 1930-1931.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Tunumiit
Former cultural affiliation East Greenlanders
Cultural subgroup ammassalimmiut
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu > Tasiilaq area
Former place name East Greenland > Ammassalik (Angmassalik) area
Getty AAT Hunting equipment
Field collection:
Person bingham
Organisation British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 > baare
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu (East Greenland) > Tasiilaq (Ammassalik, Angmassalik)
Date 1930
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Cartridge. Made from a single piece of dehaired seal skin dyed black. Edges are bound with cream dehaired seal skin. Each end is overlaid with rectangular panel of alternating cream and dyed black seal skin secured to form 9 ridges for insertion of cartridges. Centre is decorated with skin mosaic in geometric motifs of 4 X repeated cross and diamond motifs in white, yellow and red skin flanked by four diamonds

  • Width: 86mm, length: 950mm
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