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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: N: 185
Title: Lamp-stool
Description: Kotoropia or wooden rest on which soap stone seal-oil stove is placed. Tunumiit (East Greenlanders). Tasiilaq (Ammassalik), Kalaallit Nunaata Tunua (East Greenland), 1930-1933.
Classified name:
Cultural affiliation Ammassalimmiut (Ammassalik Inuit; Angmagssalik Eskimo)
Geographic area Denmark > Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) > Sermersooq > Tasiilaq (Ammassalik)
Getty AAT Lamps
Field collection:
Person Rymill, John Riddoch
Place Denmark > Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) > Sermersooq > Tasiilaq (Ammassalik)
Date 1930
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Carved from a semi-circular piece of wood with flat base and concave interior. Surface is blackened and coated with oil. Three circular wooden legs are inserted into holes in base (one at each end, one on curved side). Remnants of paper on surface.

  • Width: 155mm, height: 170mm, length: 300mm (across legs)