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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: N: 210
Title: Dart
Description: Dart, bird. Tunumiit (East Greenlanders). Tasiilap kommunea (Ammassalik District), Kalaallit Nunaata Tunua (East Greenland), 1930-1933. Collected by John R.Rymill, (British Arctic Air Expedition)
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Tunumiit
Former cultural affiliation East Greenlanders
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu > Tasiilap kommunea
Former place name East Greenland > Ammassalik District {Tasiilaq District}
Getty AAT Hunting equipment
Field collection:
Person Rymill, John Riddoch >
Organisation British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 >
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu (East Greenland) > Tasiilap kommunea (Ammassalik District)
Date 1930
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Bird. Shaft is made from a single piece of wood, circular in cross-section, that tapers towards each end. Long, circular iron head with laterally flattened end is inserted into hole in distal end of shaft which is wrapped 16x with beige string. Two bone lateral prongs are attached at mid-section with wrapping of string. Each flattened prong is made from a single piece of bone with three barbs carved on one side. Two rectangular depressions at mid-section of shaft. Circular bone peg at butt end.

  • Width: 30mm, length: 1597mm