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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection

 

Kayak, model; paddle

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Accession no.: Y: 2004/1/13a-b
Title: Kayak, model; paddle
Description: Kayak and paddle, model, ivory. Inughuit. Qaanaaq (Thule), Kalaallit Nunaata Avannaarsua (North Greenland), 1937.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Inughuit
Former cultural affiliation Polar Eskimo
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Avannaarsua > Qaanaaq
Former place name North Greenland > Thule
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Field collection:
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Place Kalaallit Nunaata Avannaarsua (North Greenland) > Qaanaaq (Thule)
Date 1937
Number of items: 2
Full description:

a: Kayak (a) is made from a single piece of ivory: sharply pointed at each end, flat base. Circular cockpit with central circular hole is carved at mid-section of flat deck. Circular hole 0.9 cm in front of cockpit. Double-bladed paddle (b) is carved from a single piece of ivory. Rectangular hand grip at mid-section flares towards flat curved ends.

b: Kayak (a) is made from a single piece of ivory: sharply pointed at each end, flat base. Circular cockpit with central circular hole is carved at mid-section of flat deck. Circular hole 0.9 cm in front of cockpit. Double-bladed paddle (b) is carved from a single piece of ivory. Rectangular hand grip at mid-section flares towards flat curved ends.

Related record(s):
  • 2004/1/1-18
Dimensions:
  • a: Width: 20mm, height: 12mm, length: 148mm
  • b: Width: 8mm, length: 86mm
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