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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection

 

Harness

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Accession no.: N: 15
Title: Harness
Description: Harness, dog. Tunumiit (East Greenland Inuit). Kangerdlugssuak region, Kalaallit Nunaata Tunua (East Greenland).
Classified name:
Cultural affiliation Tunumiit (East Greenland Eskimo; East Greenland Inuit; Tunuamiut; Tunumiut)
Geographic area Denmark > Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) > Sermersooq > Kangerlugssuaq Fjord region
Getty AAT Harnesses
Field collection:
Place Denmark > Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) > Sermersooq > Kangerlugssuaq Fjord region
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Made from dehaired sea-mammal skin (walrus?) forming two loops. Three cross-straps of same are threaded and looped through slits at right angles (see Commentary). One end of dehaired skin thong is threaded and braided through hole at the back. Thong is threaded through holes in bone toggle. '31.1161c' in black ink on toggle.

Dimensions:
  • Length: 905mm