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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Dog harness

Accession no.: N: 14
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 piece of lampwick is attached across the back, with a leather loop attached to one end and space for a wooden toggle (now missing) to be 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. A section of the left side of the main harness loop has been reinforced with a length of lampwick.

  • Width: 210mm, length: 1100mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)