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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection




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Accession no.: N: 812b
Title: Comb
Description: Comb, ivory. Iglulingmiut (Iglulik Inuit). Iglulik ?, Nunavut, Canada, 1821-1823.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Iglulingmiut
Former cultural affiliation Iglulik Eskimo
Current place name Canada > Nunavut > Iglulik ?
Former place name Canada > Northwest Territories > Igloolik ?
Gender female
Getty AAT Combs
Field collection:
Place Canada > Nunavut > Iglulik ?
Date 1821
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Made from a single piece of ivory carved into roughly rectangular shape with a concave and convex surface. 20 teeth (18 mm long) carved at one end. Upper edge cut with two U-shapes at the centre. Two extensions carved at each side of upper edge.

  • Width: 50mm, length: 94mm
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