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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection


Dart, model

Accession no.: N: 201h
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 Hunting equipment
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. Shaft constricts at mid-section and flares towards each end. Ivory peg is inserted into proximal end. Ivory shaft (broken) is inserted into hole at centre of circular ivory cap secured to distal end. Three ivory lateral prongs (one broken) are attached at mid-section with wrapping of beige thread. Each flattened prong is made from a single piece of ivory with three barbs carved on one side.

Related record(s):
  • 201 a-i
  • Width: 13mm, length: 140mm