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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection




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Accession no.: N: 169
Title: Goggles
Description: Goggles, for snow, wood. Kitaamiut (West Greenlanders) type. Made by Paulus Lövström, Illorsuit, Ubekendt Ejland, Uummannap kommunea (Uummannaq District), Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland), 1939. Made from a single piece of wood carved with convex surface on exterior, concave on interior. V-shaped depression is made to accommodate the nose. Rectangular slit (37 mm long) is made for each eye. Convex depressions for the eyes are blacked on interior. Dehaired seal skin thong is tied with twisted string around groove at each side of goggles. Ends of string loop are tied to opposite ends of seal skin for attachment of goggles to wearer.
Artist: Lövström, Paulus
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Kilamiut type
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 Goggles
Field collection:
Person carmichael
Organisation cwge
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland) > Uummannap kommunea > Ubekendt Ejland > Illorsuit
Date 1938
Number of items: 1
Full description: [No description available.]
  • Height: 32mm, length: 165mm
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