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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection


Knife, ulu

Accession no.: N: 775
Title: Knife, ulu
Description: Knife, ulu. Iglulingmiut (Iglulik Inuit). Melville Peninsula ?, Nunavut, Canada, 1819-1823.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Iglulingmiut
Former cultural affiliation Iglulik Eskimo
Current place name Canada > Nunavut > Melville Peninsula ?
Former place name Canada > Northwest Territories > Melville Peninsula ?
Gender female
Getty AAT Ulus
Field collection:
Place Canada > Nunavut > Melville Peninsula ?
Date 1819
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Woman's. Triangular blade with curved cutting surface is made from a single piece of metal. Pointed proximal end of blade is inserted into underside of crescent-shaped bone handle. Upperside of handle is inlaid with two metal (brass?) plugs and one blue glass bead.

  • Width: 153mm, length: 98mm