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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection


Lance, model

Accession no.: N: 201g
Title: Lance, model
Description: Lance, 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, oval in cross-section, which tapers towards flattened curved proximal end. Shaft flares towards distal end which terminates in a circular ivory cap. Pointed ivory shaft with triangular blade is secured to wood shaft with sinew lashings threaded through two circular holes in ivory shaft and three circular holes in wood shaft.

Related record(s):
  • 201 a-i
  • Width: 7mm, length: 152mm