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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: N: 81
Title: Carving
Description: Carving, wood. Model of inuit woman using a 'Kameo' to soften her sealskin boots. Carved from a single piece of wood by an Inuk near Sukkertoppen, West Greenland. Kitaamiut (West Greenland Inuit), near Maniitsoq (Sukkertoppen), Maniitsup kommunea (Sukkertoppen District), Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland), before 1947.
Classified name:
Cultural affiliation Kitaamiut (Kalaaleq; West Greenland Eskimo; West Greenland Inuit)
Geographic area Denmark > Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) > Maniitsoq kommunea > Maniitsoq (Sukkertoppen)
Getty AAT Carvings (visual works)
Field collection:
Person Hutchison, Isobel Wylie
Date 1927
Place Denmark > Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) > Maniitsoq kommunea > Maniitsoq (Sukkertoppen) > near
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Woman, made of painted wood. Woman is sitting, leaning slightly backward. She is wearing a blue parka with black collar and cuffs and wide red waistband; black trousers with red and cream vertical stripes and cream dots on each side of the front; and thigh-length red boots with black soles and cuffs and cream decoration. Facial features are carved and painted. Her black hair is tied in an upright knot painted black and red. Left hand is outstretched; right hand is clenched. She is holding the foot of a black boot with cream cuff. One end of a wooden stick is inserted into the boot; the opposite end is fixed between her feet.

  • Width: 110mm, height: 240mm, length: 350mm