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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection


Dart, model

Accession no.: N: 201e
Title: Dart, model
Description: Dart, bird, model. Tunumiit (East Greenlanders). Tasiilaq (Ammassalik), Kalaallit Nunaata Tunua (East Greenland), no date.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Tunumiit
Former cultural affiliation East Greenlanders
Cultural subgroup ammassalimmiut
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu > Tasiilaq
Former place name East Greenland > Ammassalik (Angmassalik)
Getty AAT Models
Field collection:
Person Rymill, John Riddoch >
Organisation British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 >
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu (East Greenland) > Tasiilaq (Ammassalik, Angmassalik)
Date 1930
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Shaft is made from a single piece of wood, circular in cross-section, which tapers towards pointed proximal end. Circular metal point is inserted into hole in distal end of shaft which is wrapped with black cotton thread. Three flattened pointed ivory lateral prongs are attached at mid-section with wrapping of black cotton thread. Ivory peg inserted through shaft 67 mm from proximal end.

Related record(s):
  • 201 a-i
  • Width: 11mm, length: 170mm