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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection


Sledge, model

Accession no.: N: 55
Object name: Sledge, model
Title: Sledge, model
Description: Sledge, model, wood. Kitaamiut (West Greenland Inuit). Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland), 1921? Boxes and lashings made by Brian Roberts, 1938.
Artist: Roberts, Brian Birley
Classified name:
Cultural affiliation Kitaamiut (Kalaaleq; West Greenland Eskimo; West Greenland Inuit)
Geographic area Denmark > Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) > Qeqertarsuaq (Disko Island)
Getty AAT Construction models
Field collection:
Person Seward, Albert Charles
Place Denmark > Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) > Qeqertarsuaq (Disko Island)
Date 1921
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Made of wood. Runners curve upwards and taper towards each end. U-shaped extension at front is partially wrapped with light brown string. Four horizontal cross-pieces are secured to four vertical stanchions on each side with glue and tape. Two sections of light brown string are wrapped 4x around each cross-piece. Rails are secured to cross-pieces with tape, to front with light brown string and to runners at the back with tape. Brown string is tied to front end and wound around first two cross-pieces. Five rectangluar wooden boxes, contents unknown, made by Brian Roberts.

  • Width: 60mm, height: 50mm, length: 380mm