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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: N: 162
Title: Whip
Description: Whip, dog. Kitaamiut (West Greenlanders). Made by Knud Nielsen, Illorsuit, Ubekendt Ejland, Uummannap kommunea (Uummannaq District), Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland), 1938.
Artist: Nielsen, Knud
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Kilamiut
Former cultural affiliation West Greenlanders
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa > Uummannap kommunea > Ubekendt Ejland > Illorsuit
Former place name West Greenland > Uummannaq District > Ubekendt Island > Igdlorssuit
Getty AAT Whips
Field collection:
Organisation cwge
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland) > Uummannap kommunea (Uummannaq District) > Ubekendt Ejland > Illorsuit (Igdlorsssuit)
Date 1938
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Dog. Handle is carved from a single piece of wood, circular in cross-section at proximal end, that tapers towards flattened distal end. Ends of dehaired seal skin thong line are secured to each side of notched distal end of handle with wrapping of sizing twine

  • Width: 20mm (handle), length: 714mm (handle)