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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection




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Accession no.: N: 1236
Title: Sheath
Description: Sheath, knife. Tunumiit (East Greenlanders). Tasiilaq area (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
Gender male
Getty AAT Personal equipment
Field collection:
Person bingham
Organisation British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 > baare
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu (East Greenland) > Tasiilaq area (Ammassalik, Angmassalik area)
Date 1930
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Elongated with straight upper edge and curved lower edge. Made from two main pieces of dehaired seal skin. A single piece of cream dehaired seal skin forms the back. A corresponding piece of same dyed red forms the front. Front is decorated with skin mosaic in geometric pattern of a central diamond

  • Width: 58mm, length: 265mm
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