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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection

 

Back-scratcher

Image
Accession no.: N: 816
Title: Back-scratcher
Description: Back-scratcher. Tunumiit (East Greenlanders). Tasiilaq kommunea (Ammassalik District), Kalaallit Nunaata Tunua (East Greenland), before 1933.
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 Personal equipment
Field collection:
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu (East Greenland) > Tasiilap kommunea (Ammassalik District)
Date 1933
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Consists of a wooden shaft, circular in cross-section, which flattens towards rounded point at distal end. Shaft is inserted through centre of circular flat piece of bone 3 mm from proximal end.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 29mm, length: 490mm